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Dublin Council Votes to Take Part in Energy JPA

The Dublin City Council voted to sign a joint powers authority (JPA) that will create a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) entity involving Alameda County and some cities in the county. The CCA would purchase energy. The vote at the Nov. 15 meeting was 4-0, with Mayor David Haubert absent. Two weeks earlier, Haubert and councilmembers […]

Green Energy and Jobs

It’s been over a decade in the making, but Alameda County is finally setting up a massive green energy program that could create thousands of high-wage jobs in the East Bay. The kicker is that electrical bills will be lower than what PG&E currently charges, according to a feasibility study completed by the county. The […]

Solana Beach to Negotiate Contract with Consultant Team for CCA Services

Continuing to explore the possibility of creating the county’s first local power program, the Solana Beach City Council on Nov. 16 authorized the city manager to initiate negotiations with a consultant team to provide Community Choice Aggregation services to the city. Prior to the vote, Assistant City Manager Dan King explained that taking this step does not […]

Marin Clean Energy Counsel: Communities Need ‘Passionate’ People Regarding Renewable Energy as Options Expand

SAN FRANCISCO – On Oct. 24, University of San Francisco law students hosted a panel of experts discussing Implications for California’s energy future. The audience of about 50 people learned about a new model of energy service in California, community choice aggregation (CCA) programs, which are a way that communities can choose their energy source […]

Sonoma Clean Power Enters World of Electric Vehicles

In the market for a new car? If you’re a Sonoma Clean Power customer in Cloverdale, you’re in luck. The choice aggregate alternative energy provider is offering its customers a new program to help further the county’s reliance on clean, local energy in lieu of fossil fuels. The program is called Drive EverGreen: with monetary […]

Editorial: Is Sonoma Heading Toward ‘Greener’ Pastures?

The Sonoma City Council is putting its GHG emissions where its mouth is – and, no, that’s not the opening to a joke about politicians and gasbags. Rather, it’s the reality behind two recent council decisions that show the city going in a notably green direction. It’s a small sample size, to be sure, but […]

Marin Transit to Buy All-Electric Buses for Fleet

Marin will have a first by late next summer — all-electric buses rolling around the county on a permanent basis. Marin Transit will buy two all-electric battery buses as part of a $1.6 million project to get cleaner-burning vehicles on the road. The project will provide an opportunity to test the technology using the two 35-foot buses, […]

Solar Power Store Highlights Bright Potential for Clean Energy

Next to the Village Pet Market, two doors down from Trader Joe’s, a vision of California’s energy future is for sale. Bland’s Solar & Air, in a nondescript strip mall here, looks a little like a car dealership, only for personal electricity generators from the sun. The unusual storefront gives potential customers a chance to do the […]

The L.A. DWP to Install Rooftop Solar: Potential for Community Choice Programs

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) wants to pay homeowners in the city’s southeastern neighborhoods to install solar panels on their roofs, and Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs should be taking note. The DWP’s program would credit eligible homeowners $30 per month, or $360 per year to host city-owned solar panels on their property. […]

Grant to Fund RTD Zero-Emission Buses

STOCKTON — In an effort to improve air quality in the Central Valley, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District will be welcoming new zero-emission buses into its fleet next year. The agency was one of five in the Valley to be awarded the buses through the California Air Resources Board, the San Joaquin Valley Air […]