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Video from the San José Clean Energy meeting 9/12/16

The City of San José held an informational meeting covering San José Clean Energy on September 12, 2016.

Sonoma County to Offer Incentives for Drivers to Switch to Electric Cars

In an effort to reduce the number of “gas-guzzling” cars off the road, Sonoma County is working on an initiative that could potentially give residents financial incentives to switch to more efficient vehicles. Sonoma Clean Power also has their own plans to help Sonoma County drivers make the switch; more news of that program should […]


A project initiated in Davis, California three years ago points to opportunities for unprecedented collaboration between cities and energy utilities. The project, entitled Davis Future Renewable Energy and Efficiency (DavisFREE), mined city databases for permitting and housing statistics that could be used in tailoring net zero retrofit programs to individual neighborhoods. The information in utility […]

Election 2016: Questions for Los Altos Council Candidates

A forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave. Six candidates are running for three seats in the Nov. 8 election. In advance of the forum, organizers have prepared questions for the candidates. Following is the first in a series […]

San José Community Energy Informational Meeting

Sept 12 (Monday), 2016 – 6:30-7:30 pm:  Attend a Public Information Session Learn more, get energized San José is considering establishing a renewable energy utility for our community. Come to an informational meeting and learn more. For more information: San Jose Clean Energy webpage (City of San Jose) San Jose Community Energy (community group)  Clean Power Exchange (Center for Climate Protection’s […]


The city of American Canyon, CA has opted in for “light green” power for their 40 municipal buildings with Marin Clean Energy (MCE). “Light green” delivers 50% renewable energy, and the city has the option to change to the 100% renewable “deep green” plan in the future. Only one of the city’s buildings was not […]

A green alternative to PG&E is being proposed

Local governance issues push the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power back to 2018. The plan now will be to start making purchases in the California renewable energy markets sometime in 2017 to support a 2018 launch. “The city of Monterey had originally planned to put the decision to join the JPA and start making […]

Riverside County ‘electric company’ deserves close look

Riverside County, CA has completed a study to test the feasibility of starting a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. If launched, this CCA would provide customers more choice in where there energy is produced, support their local economy, and potentially lower their electricity bills. “Being able to choose where your electricity comes from is one […]

Smart city, smart energy

I recently attended a meeting focused on the growth of Stockton and the importance of smart planning. As Stockton grows, it’s increasingly important to use our limited resources to best serve a growing population. A sometimes overlooked issue is increased energy consumption. If we are going to be smart about how Stockton grows, we need to […]

LeZotte, Norton: San Jose needs Community Choice Energy

San Jose’s neighboring cities are about to get greener electricity at lower rates. San Jose policymakers need to to catch up, move full speed ahead with their due diligence and give businesses and residents here greener electricity and lower rates, too. It’s all about competition. Right now, San Jose electricity customers have no energy choice […]