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Climate change is real to farmers in California

Don Cameron, vice president/general manager of Terranova Ranch Inc, outlines how climate change is affecting farms in the Central Valley. Cameron also explains how SB 32 will continue to help farmers in the valley build a more resilient agriculture community. Climate Change Is Real to Farmers in California, by Don Cameron, The Fresno Bee, August 22, 2016.

MCE Strengthens Commitment to California Renewables

MCE Strengthens Commitment to California Renewables Kings County, California Receives Royal Amount of New Solar Panels  MCE is proud to announce that on August 23 one of its newest California In-State renewable energy projects, the Mustang Solar Power Project, will commercially be online. Developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy, it will generate 100 megawatts of clean electricity which […]

Community Choice Aggregation in California – An Opportunity for the Geothermal Industry

The U.S. geothermal industry has an opportunity for growth in the renewable energy market, and Community Choice Aggregation shows great potential. Click the link below to read a report from Paul Brophy, President, Geothermal Resources Council, and Vice-Chair, Business Operations Committee, Sonoma Clean Power. “The U.S. geothermal industry is currently experiencing difficult times. In a domestic […]

No Edison, no problem: Riverside County taking steps to buy its own electricity

Riverside County is testing the waters to form a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA) that would serve its over 2 million residents and its many businesses. Early reports show that the average home would save anywhere from $50 to $55 per month on electricity provided by a CCA. Read more here: No Edison, No Problem: Riverside […]

SDG&E’s Independent Marketing District Wins Approval

“Within 30 days, San Diego Gas & Electric can begin lobbying against local cities’ plans to create alternative energy programs called “community choice aggregation.” The California Public Utilities Commission approved SDG&E and its parent company Sempra Energy’s request to form the district on Thursday, making it the first utility in the state to create an […]

SDG&E aims to launch lobbying arm

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is attempting to sidestep SB 790 by using shareholder funds to launch a marketing campaign against Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). SDG&E would be the first IOU to be allowed to create such a marketing division as SB 790 prohibits IOUs from using ratepayer funds for such a campaign. “Regulators are […]

FOCUS: MORE CITIES, COUNTIES CHOOSING GREEN ENERGY SOURCES

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is growing throughout the state of California. As these programs grow, so does opposition to them from the local investor-owned utilities (IOU). But as popularity and success of CCA is shared, more cities and counties are starting to explore starting their own programs. The IOUs are now looking to sidestep SB […]

Valley must fight to remain a hub for clean fuels jobs

The State of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) policy is helping to create jobs in the San Joaquin Valley. Clean fuel manufacturers are using biomass to create fuels like ethanol that will help the state reach its reduction of carbon intensity of transportation fuels goal, lowering emissions by 10 percent, by 2020.   Read […]

Apple Valley Adopts Plan to Become Electric Provider

The Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt the implementation plan for the Apple Valley Choice Energy Program, a move the leads the town a step closer to becoming residents’ default electricity provider. A summary of the Community Choice Aggregation program startup and phase-in process projects total revenues for the town of nearly $13.2 million while […]

Apple Valley Adopts Plan to Become Electric Provider

APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt the implementation plan for the Apple Valley Choice Energy Program, a move the leads the town a step closer to becoming residents’ default electricity provider. A summary of the Community Choice Aggregation program startup and phase-in process projects total revenues for the town of nearly […]