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Oakland Aims for Clean Energy Fix to Health, Jobs Gap

Laurie Shaff, the mayor of Oakland, CA sees Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as a way for her city to meet two of its goals: “diminish the health impacts of carbon emissions and create job opportunities for low-income and minority residents.” “We believe we could get to 50 percent renewable energy by 2020,” Schaaf said. “Community […]

San Diego’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate Does Not Include the Energy Source Called Natural Gas

Can Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) help San Diego reach its renewable energy goals? The cities Climate Action Plan calls for the creation of a CCA, but the city is still in the early stages of exploration. San Diego’s renewable energy commitment to reach 100% clean power by 2035 ignores natural gas use for heating, cooking, and […]

Renewable Energy Talks in Woodland

Woodland, CA will hear a presentation on Community Choice Energy (CCE) tonight, September 19th. “The Woodland City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation on the Community Choice Energy Program under development by the city of Davis and Yolo County. Under the plan, residents could expand their renewable energy options, though they may have to pay […]

Butte Supervisors OK Preliminary Budget, Look into New Radio System, Selling Energy

Butte County Supervisors are exploring Community Choice Aggregation as an alternative to their incumbent utility, PG&E . “Staff have been following nine communities in different stages of CCA formation. In Yolo County, there has been an 8.7 percent cost saving over PG&E, she said. McCarthy recommended the board give the go-ahead to have a technical […]

Proteus, Inc. to Train Residents for Solar and Construction Jobs

September 12, 2016 Proteus, Inc. to Train Residents for Solar and Construction Jobs VISALIA, CA– Proteus, Inc. will be holding a series of recruitment events to promote the solar and construction programs available through the William M. Maguy School of Education (WMSE), a Division of Proteus, Inc. The recruitment events will take place on the […]

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 […]