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La Mesa Candidates Share Views on Community Choice Energy Option

October 17, 2016 (La Mesa) — Recently, La Mesa’s Planning Commission and Environmental Sustainability Commission held a public meeting on the potential for La Mesa to form its own community choice aggregation (CCA) energy program. The plan would enable the city to purchase power from renewable energy sources and sell it directly to residents, offering an alternative […]

Saving the Planet, One Rooftop at a Time

A program to make solar panels more affordable just plugged in its 500th customer in Santa Barbara. The Community Environmental Council’s Solarize program connects homeowners with group-discount pricing with solar companies, reputable and trusted installers, as well as workshops to help them understand the new systems and the choices available. With its 500th installation, at […]

L.A.’s Quest to Cut Fossil Fuels

Los Angeles has suffered the worst ozone pollution of any American city for three years running. Coastal areas of the city could be swallowed by the Pacific by the end of the century as a warming climate causes sea levels to rise. A natural gas leak in northwestern Los Angeles, finally plugged in February, was the most […]

Committee Recommends Signing on to Monterey Bay Community Power Initiative

Salinas >> In a key preliminary step, a county alternative energy and environment committee recommended on Wednesday the Board of Supervisors sign on to a resolution of intent to join the Monterey Bay Community Power agency, which promises to take over local control of electric power purchasing from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and promote […]

Local Energy Program Advances

HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s creation of a local power purchasing program has reached a key benchmark with the approval of a technical study and guidelines for implementation. The Redwood Coast Energy Authority, a joint powers agency made up of county and city governments, is the lead agency and made the approvals at its Sept. 19 […]

Sonoma Goes Greener with New ‘EverGreen’ Utility Plan

Taking a small step into the energy future, the City of Sonoma voted last week to become the first jurisdiction in Sonoma County, and perhaps the North Bay, to adopt the zero-emissions EverGreen plan from Sonoma Clean Power. The optional premium plan, which uses 100 percent local renewable power sources for providing kilowatts to the […]

Humans Must Act Now on Climate Change

The Earth is now warmer than it has been for 120,000 years, according to a new Stanford University study (story Sept. 28). No surprise. We are seeing record heat and fires plague our West coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the last 16 months have been the hottest streak our planet has seen since record […]

City Takes First Step in CCA Process

DEL MAR — Del Mar started the process to possibly bring Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, to the county’s smallest city, unanimously adopting at the Oct. 3 meeting a resolution stating interest in exploring the feasibility of the renewable energy program. A required first step in the process, the move allows the city to request […]

Marin Water District Joins ‘Deep Green’ Electricity Plan

One of the county’s top energy users will move toward using Marin Clean Energy’s so-called “deep green” option, meaning its electricity will come from 100 percent renewable sources. The move by the Marin Municipal Water District — to go into effect July 1, 2017 — will cost the district another $200,000 annually on its electricity […]

MCE Selects ZGlobal Inc. to Provide Energy Scheduling and Portfolio Optimization Services

FOLSOM, Calif.–Power Engineering and Energy Solutions (“ZGlobal”) announced that it has been selected through a competitive solicitation to provide MCE with Energy Scheduling and Portfolio Optimization services. “We are extremely excited to be working with MCE and look forward to assisting them in their efforts to provide their customers with stable and competitive rates,” stated […]