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It is our aim to present information and points of view that are important to clean energy and Community Choice stakeholders throughout California. The Clean Power Exchange and Center for Climate Protection are not responsible for the factual accuracy in reposted articles and viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of the Clean Power Exchange or Center for Climate Protection.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy is Hiring!

SVCE is looking for motivated and passionate professionals to join their team. Check out their job postings below! SVCE Job Application (to be completed for each position) Title: Director of Admnistration & Finance Open until filled. Salary: $134,400-$211,200 annually, DOQ Job Announcement Job Description Title: Board Clerk & Executive Assistant Open until filled. Initial screening begins 9/16/16 Salary: $7,700-$12,100 monthly, DOQ […]

Survey Finds Valley Residents Favor Green Power

Most residents want a choice Clean Power Exchange, a program of the Center for Climate Protection, found that residents of the San Joaquin Valley favor alternative energy sources.  In a just released survey about local and renewable energy, Clean Power said electric utility ratepayers in the San Joaquin Valley – from San Joaquin County to […]

Hermosa Beach moves to gather data for potential Community Choice Aggregation

The Hermosa Beach, CA City Council has approved an implementation plan for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. This move does not commit the city to launching the CCA, but meets a state requirement for jurisdictions perusing CCA as part of the legal process. “Hermosa has been exploring CCA since 2014, and has participated in […]

Community Power agency cost, governance draws local officials’ concern

Starting a Community Choice Energy program has drawn concerns in Monterey County. Some of the main concerns are over cost: how startup costs will be shared amongst cities and the county, and uncertainty that the new energy provider will be able to deliver lower rates to its energy customers than PG&E. “According to a Monterey County administrator […]

Community Choice Energy a good choice

I was pleased to read about the 450 jobs and $3.1 million in local spending during construction of the Mustang solar project (Solar power facility goes live in Kings, Hanford Sentinel 8/24/16). The project produces solar energy that benefits customers of Sonoma Clean Power and Marin Clean Energy. Meanwhile, the South Valley remains tied to […]

How Riverside County wants to lower electric bills

Riverside County, CA Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a plan to pursue Community Choice Aggregation to serve residents in unincorporated areas of the county. This new energy program would replace the incumbent utility, Southern California Edison. “Besides helping residents save money, Supervisor John Benoit said aggregation might have a side benefit of helping in-county […]

Walnut Creek: New electrical generation service starts Sept. 1

Service to Walnut Creek residents and businesses from Marin Clean Energy (MCE) starts tomorrow. The new accounts from Walnut Creek and surrounding cities of Lafayette, El Cerrito, Richmond and San Pablo, bring MCE to approximately 250,000 subscribers. “Approved by the City Council in March, the change affects all households and businesses in incorporated Walnut Creek. The […]

Inventor of Community Choice Describes CCA 2.0

How can Community Choice power the energy revolution? “The next five years will see more change in the energy industry than has occurred in the previous fifty years.” So begins “Community Choice Aggregation 2.0 Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources in a CCA Environment,” a recently released a white paper by the inventor of Community Choice […]

KUSI TV: Backlash Against SDG&E’s New Division Funded By Shareholders

KUSI (Allen Denton and and Sandra Maas) interviews Nicole Capretz on live television about San Diego Gas & Electric’s new tool to try to convince local communities to back off using alternative energy sources. The Public Utilities Commission allowed the utility to setup a separate and special division funded by shareholders, not ratepayers. The purpose of the division […]

Assessing Our Strengths and Weaknesses As a Community

Robb Davis, Mayor of Davis, CA conducted a “SWOT” analysis of his city and identified Community Choice Energy as Davis’s primary opportunity. The first is community choice energy (CCE). We live in a rapidly changing electricity generation environment and CCE offers an opportunity to purchase—and incentivize production of local—renewable energy, at prices that are competitive with PG&E.  CCE […]