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Two more California cities join MCE community choice aggregation program

On November 21, 2019, MCE’s Board of Directors approved membership for the Cities of Vallejo and Pleasant Hill, setting the stage for MCE to offer a choice of electricity providers and clean electricity service to these communities. Vallejo and Pleasant Hill join MCE’s existing 34 member communities in Solano, Marin, Napa, and Contra Costa Counties […]

California CCAs Hit 3,000-Megawatt Mark for New Long-Term Clean Energy Contracts

Redondo Beach, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced today that Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) in the state have in one year added another 1,000 Megawatts (MW) in long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with new renewable energy projects, bringing the grand total of new-build contracts signed to 3,195 MW. The achievement reflects the strength […]

Bay Area Community Energy Agencies Kick Off New Program to Provide Local Resiliency

Oakland, Redwood City, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale, Calif. – Three Bay Area Community Choice Energy agencies and one municipal utility are joining forces to ramp up efforts to help stabilize California’s electricity grid and provide reliable power. East Bay Community Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, and Silicon Valley Power will announce a […]

$10 Million for Emergency Backup Power During PG&E Outages Committed by Peninsula Clean Energy

REDWOOD CITY, CA – October 28, 2019 – The Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors voted to commit up to $10 million over three years to fund clean backup power for San Mateo County’s medically vulnerable residents and essential community services during PG&E power shutoffs. “This investment will help provide the most vulnerable Peninsula Clean Energy […]

CPX Regulatory Update for October 17, 2019

Regulatory updates for October 17, 2019 Below is a numbered list of the regulatory proceedings we are tracking, followed by a summary of new developments for each of the proceedings, if any. Note that these are intended as very brief highlights of selected key actions and activities. For details on any of these proceedings, we […]

CPX Legislative Update – 2019 Wrap-up

For this final update for the 2019 legislative session, we will do things a little differently. Below is a table of all the bills we kept an eye on during the 2019 session. On the left is the bill number and bill author, middle column is the brief description from leginfo, and on the right, […]

SLO County asks for another study of Monterey Bay Community Power

Unsatisfied by a recent fiscal analysis of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors wants to commission another to help it decide whether to join the Community Choice Energy agency, which is expanding to serve six SLO County cities over the next two years. At its Oct. 1 meeting, […]

To fight climate change, California needs to plug into offshore wind

We all saw Greta Thunberg’s eyes. We saw her face. We heard her voice quivering as she urged the members of the United Nations last week to do more to fight back against the ravages of climate change. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” the teenage Swedish activist said. […]

CPX Job Announcement: Stockton/San Joaquin County Community Outreach Specialist

The Climate Center seeks a qualified individual interested in serving as a part-time “Community Outreach Specialist” to advance Community Choice Energy in the City of Stockton as part of its statewide Clean Power Exchange (CPX) program.  The program goal is to establish a Community Choice Energy agency (CCA) to serve Stockton business and residential customers. […]

Fresno Is Weighing Community Choice Aggregate Energy, Giving Residents Options For Their Utilities

Editor’s note: Destiny Rodriguez of The Climate Center is referred to in this interview as Destiny Martinez. This is incorrect.  In most Central Valley communities, there’s only one electric and gas utility. For most of the San Joaquin Valley, it’s Pacific Gas and Electric; if you live in the southeast region, the utility might be Southern […]