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Marin-based energy authority celebrates completion of giant solar farm

RICHMOND >> San Rafael-based MCE celebrated the successful completion of a 60-acre solar farm — one of the largest in the state — in Richmond on Wednesday, a few days ahead of Earth Day. The 10.5-megawatt solar system is expected to produce 22,000 megawatt-hours per year of pollution-free electricity, enough energy to power more than […]

Method used to calculate wholesale electricity cost may result in losses and liabilities

Community Choice Agencies affected by this problem California Community Choice agencies (CCAs) procured more than $550 million of electricity last year to serve their customers. However, the current method used to settle the wholesale electricity transactions can result in substantial errors and unrecognized financial liabilities. Inaccurate Settlement Data At issue is how the settlement data, […]

April Energy Events, Recent and Upcoming

Two great events in Orange County and East Bay worth knowing about – and – See you at InfoCast! Orange County may be turning GREEN! The OC Clean Power group hosted a very well-attended event in Irvine on April 11 that drew local government elected officials and staff from throughout the county. OC Clean Power […]

Emissions-free Aviation Arrives in Fresno

April 18, 2018, was a beautiful and sunny day, and even more exciting watching the first electric Plane in United States, to take flight from the Fresno Chandler Airport. Four Alpha Electro planes from Pipistrel Aircraft were unveiled, as they will be utilized in aviation training for low-income residents of Fresno County. There was a […]

EBCE to Launch for Commercial Customers in June

Alameda County, CA (April 18, 2018) – East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is one step closer to providing clean electricity to unincorporated Alameda County and eleven of its cities: Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro, and Union City. Starting in June, commercial and municipal businesses within the EBCE service area will […]

Legislation update – Time for Action!

Fire safety bill includes unnecessary obstruction to local energy development The Center for Climate Protection is tracking about twenty bills currently winding their way through the California legislature. Many of them, such as SB 100 (de León) that would set a goal of 100% renewable energy by a date-certain, and SB 700 (Wiener) that would […]

Clean energy and climate resilience for all

With the Trump administration failing to lead on climate policy, Bay Area residents should be asking which communities will be hit hardest by the effects of climate change? The California Environmental Protection Agency has a free online tool, CalEnviroScreen, that enables the public to see statewide maps of disadvantaged communities, those with high rates of […]

Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Fight Climate Change

  Opting for ECO100 Product Avoids 10,000 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution   REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 18, 2018 – By choosing to power their municipal operations with Peninsula Clean Energy’s 100 percent renewable electricity, local cities, towns and the County of San Mateo will prevent an estimated 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases from […]

East Bay Community Energy to replace PG&E as Berkeley’s main electricity provider

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced Monday that East Bay Community Energy, or EBCE, will replace PG&E in June as the main power provider for Berkeley in an attempt to move toward greener energy. The replacement will occur in 11 cities in Alameda County and in its unincorporated regions. PG&E will still maintain the power grid, […]

Airplanes that fly on electricity debut at Fresno’s Chandler Airport

An airplane made local aviation history when it was debuted at Fresno’s Chandler Executive Airport Tuesday. The first all-production electric aircraft to fly in Fresno County took off under sunny skies as part of the Sustainable Aviation Project, an effort of the cities of Reedley and Mendota and CALSTART San Joaquin Valley. The airplane is […]