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Explore Community Choice Energy Again

The Fresno Business Journal recently ran a story discussing a survey conducted in the Central Valley about electricity. The results? A large majority of registered voters in the area want a choice in where their electricity comes from, and want it to come from cleaner sources. The demand to choose where our energy is generated […]

Creating an Energy Opportunity Zone

Launched with $1.5M in grant funding from the California Energy Commission, Energize Fresno will develop a blueprint for an “Energy Opportunity Zone” along the Blackstone Corridor and Downtown. Over the next year and a half, the Energize Fresno project team will identify projects that deliver significant resource savings and attract more investment into the community, and develop a tool that streamlines the project-funding matching process to accelerate action.

Alternative to PG&E Coming

Fort Bragg, CA has voted unanimously to join the Sonoma Clean Power Joint Powers Authority (JPA). Service will begin on June 1, 2017. “The Fort Bragg City Council has unanimously decided to move forward with joining the Sonoma Clean Power Joint Powers Authority, directing staff on Monday to bring back a resolution and an ordinance […]

We Ignore Climate Change at Our Peril

As I headed up toward the Goose Fire to help with protection and repair efforts, I found myself thinking about the sharp increase in forest fires in recent years, the climate-related factors that are lengthening and worsening California’s fire seasons, and how much this all costs. When pundits talk of the allegedly high costs of avoiding climate […]

Tesla Is Chosen to Build Electricity Storage Project for SoCal Edison

Tesla announced today that they have been chosen to build a battery storage facility at Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Mira Loma substation. This facility will store 80 megawatt hours of energy, and will help meet the state mandate that SCE and other utilities install 1.3 gigawatts of storage capacity by 2020. “Tesla said the Mira Loma […]

Riverside County May Become Electric Utility for Unincorporated Areas

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the investigation of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. This CCA would serve ratepayers in unincorporated areas of the county and it is estimated that it will save them up to %9 percent on their energy bills. Starting the CCA would give residents an alternative […]

Latest Edition of ‘Going Green’ Talks Energy Options

The latest episode of “Going Green TV,” hosted by David Huboi and Shawn Novack and produced by CMAP-TV, discusses Community Choice Energy, featuring a presentation from Margaret Bruce of Monterey Bay Community Power and a question-and-answer session with members of the Green Business Committee.

Wanted: Your Opinion on Where We Get Energy

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority board met Monday night to educate members of the public from Humboldt County on their plans to bring Community Choice Energy (CCE) to the county. The CCE would be an alternative to PG&E, and plans to offer residents of Humboldt county cleaner energy, maximize local renewable sources, offer competitive rates, […]

City Of Richmond Wins Two Gold Awards for Sustainability, Energy Savings

The City of Richmond, CA earned two gold awards from the Institute for Local Government’s Beacon Program, and their partnership with Marin Clean Energy helped earn the city those awards. “Sustainability projects touted in Richmond’s application included the redesigned Mathieu Court Alley, water conservation initiatives at City Hall, Richmond’s partnership with Marin Clean Energy and […]

Communities Should Embrace This Technology – Letter to the Editor

Regarding “More cities, counties choosing green energy sources” (Aug. 15): Thank you for the excellent article on Community Choice Energy (CCE). Like Uber and Airbnb, CCE is a disruptive technology that challenges conventional establishments. Those technologies give people choices in transit and lodging. Similarly, CCE gives people choices in electricity. Just as consumers may still […]