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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 […]

Why Silicon Valley Governments are Lining Up to Buy Their Own Power

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a major shift is quietly taking place in how local governments facing aggressive climate targets pursue increasingly in-demand renewable energy. At issue is a seemingly wonky but important concept called “Community Choice Aggregation,” which entails creating new public entities to procure power for local ratepayers from a mix of fossil fuel […]

County Flips the Switch on Clean Energy: Peninsula Clean Energy Launches

San Mateo County flipped the switch Thursday away from Pacific Gas and Electric toward greener options provided by Peninsula Clean Energy. “This is a historic day,” Supervisor Dave Pine said. “PCE will provide substantially cleaner energy at lower and competitive prices.” The county and all 20 cities formed the joint powers agency to buy cleaner […]

Solana Beach Candidates Split on Energy Plan

The six candidates for three open seats on the Solana Beach City Council agree on things such as protecting the city’s coastline and promoting the arts, but they differ on an important proposal that could be decided under the new leadership. Community choice energy — also called community choice aggregation (CCA) — is a public […]

South Bay Clean Power Makes Its Case to Cities

Innovative Distributed Energy Resource Model Presented This was the week that was for Community Choice Aggregation programs state wide and it all began on the first day of the week right here in Los Angeles County, in the City of Manhattan Beach. Elected representatives and staff members from 12 of the South Bay and West […]

Community Choice Energy. Coming Soon to You?

Ready or not, community choice energy may be coming to your town. But don’t worry, this is very much a good thing. Starting this month, residents and businesses in yet another large “community”- in this case an entire county in California with 20 towns-will be offered the opportunity to individually choose their electricity provider. In […]

Del Mar Council Discusses Community Choice Energy

Months after adopting the city’s Climate Action Plan, the Del Mar City Council on Oct. 3 declared Del Mar’s interest in exploring the feasibility of Community Choice Energy. The council’s unanimous resolution enables the city to request energy-use data for Del Mar customers from San Diego Gas & Electric. The data is needed to potentially participate in […]