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Commentary: Walnut Creek right to choose clean energy (East Bay Times)

Walnut Creek City Council member Bob Simmons explains the reasons why he and his fellow council members felt Marin Clean Energy was the right choice for their city. “Three principal reasons for this decision are (1) this was, by far, the best way for the city to reduce greenhouse gases and implement its Climate Action […]

LA MESA TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING AUG. 3 ON COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM; ALTERNATIVE TO SDG&E

The City of La Mesa, California is considering Community Choice Energy program and will be holding public meetings to discuss options for leaving SDG&E. Whether they will start their own Community Choice Energy program, or join an existing one, is not known at this time. “On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. the City Council will […]

Sonoma Clean Power adds wind power to its portfolio

ANGELA HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | July 29, 2016 Sonoma Clean Power is adding more wind power to its clean energy portfolio, a move that the power company expects to help stabilize long-term electricity rates and help the county combat climate change. Sonoma County’s dominant electricity provider this week inked a 20-year deal with the […]

New Energy Agency Taking Reigns Soon in Redwood City, Woodside

“Redwood City, CA – Thousands of San Mateo County residents and business will soon receive the first of several notices informing them about the coming change in their electric energy supply from PG&E to the locally based and governed Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). The Peninsula Clean Energy Authority, formed in March 2016, is a joint […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Authority Chooses Direct Energy as Supplier

Peninsula Clean Energy has chosen Direct Energy for its initial rollout. “This confirmation agreement with Direct Energy is for a 51-month term, running from October 2016 through December 2020. Customers in San Mateo County will be enrolled in the 50 percent renewable default option, branded as ECOplus, which also will include 75 percent greenhouse gas-free […]

We need justice in fighting climate change

Last month, amid a flurry of confusion about California’s climate policy, we passed two bills – Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197 – out of committee. Together, the bills represent a refreshing partnership that underscores a guiding principle: that as the state works to follow mandates required by science, it also must abide the […]

Open enrollment begins for clean energy program

Starting now, all residents of San Mateo County can voluntarily opt-in for service with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) to join the 20 percent of residents, randomly selected from different zip codes in the county. This initial 20 percent, and those who decide to switch early will be joined by the rest of the county in April, 2017 […]

Clean energy notices sent out

Notices are being sent out to a portion of the 297,000 potential, new Peninsula Clean Energy customers. These notices will inform the current PG&E customers of the benefits of the changes coming to their electricity service, and an option for them to opt-out of the new service if they choose. “The initial enrollment of local […]

Solana Beach looks for energy provider

Solana Beach, California has requested proposals for a Community Choice Energy program to serve its 7,800 electric customers. The city is searching for a company that will develop, finance, and implement a 100% clean energy program. “The city released a technical analysis of the idea in April, completed at no cost by the company California […]