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New CA report: most rooftop solar being installed in middle-income neighborhoods

The cost of installing solar is falling and Californians of all income levels are now installing solar in their homes. For the first time ever though, middle and low income homeowners are making up the majority of those new installations. “Kevala also analyzed city and county-specific installation data. In Fresno County, long known as a […]

Central California Almond Growers Association Announces Completion of 1MW Solar System

The Central California Almond Growers Association has installed a 1MW solar system in its Kerman, CA facility. “CCAGA’s new solar array will produce approximately 1,845,800 kWh of electricity annually for the association, the equivalent of reducing 1,403 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) — equal to the emissions of over 1.3 million pounds of coal burned […]

Clean energy program nears start

Barring a vote from the San Mateo County Supervisors to approve the $7.88 million to get the program started, Peninsula Clean Energy is preparing to launch. “Initial customer enrollments will begin Oct. 1. A second group of customers will be added April 1, 2017, and the remaining customers will start to be enrolled in October […]

Sonoma Clean Power: From startup to profit in two years

Within two years of launching in May 2014, Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has served Sonoma County residents well. SCP has saved them an average of 2 percent off of their monthly energy bills totaling almost $50 million dollars collectively. “The agency, which includes the county and eight of its nine cities, now serves 196,000 residential and commercial accounts, representing […]

Huchingson asks Lake County BOS to reconsider aggregation

With the costs of the 2015 Valley Fire looming, Lake County officials are unsure of the future of the County’s involvement in a CCA. County Administrative Officer Carol Huchingson has raised concerns, “As your new County Administrative Officer, I am very concerned about the timing of this project,” Huchingson wrote in a memo to the […]

Monterey County may not be able to afford joining regional power agency

“According to a report to the Alternative Energy and Environment Committee on Thursday, the county may have difficulty finding the projected $2.25 million in startup costs in the 2016-17 budget to join the Monterey Bay Community Power Project.” Monterey County may not be able to afford joining regional power agency, by Jim Johnson, Monterey Herald, April 28, […]

Opportunities, Empowerment: SJ Supervisor Candidates Speak on Top Concerns

Candidates for the District 1 seat in San Joaquin County debate, and aside from water, job creation and community empowerment are priorities. “The five candidates answered a handful of questions posed by the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County, the Stockton Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Students of San Joaquin Delta College.” […]

Greener generation begins with CleanPowerSF

By Lizzie Johnson  |  San Francisco Chronicle  |   May 1, 2016 “We are being rewarded for the amount of time it took us to launch this program, because it is now better and more cost-effective than it would have been had we launched five years ago,” said Barbara Hale, assistant general manager for power […]

Local Energy – Sonoma County Community Choice Energy

A great article about Community Choice around the state of California and a nice summary of CCA facts. All of the CCEs online so far offer a larger portion of renewable energy than PG&E,and cost a bit less. All offer a 100% green option for just a slightly higher rate. Importantly, the income generated by […]

Economic Summit Highlights Innovations, Collaborations in Monterey Bay Region

Monterey Bay Community Power in the news: “Johnson said there are 18 cities signed on to the local effort from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties and that the 3-year-old endeavor will probably come to fruition with a launch in October.” Visit www.MBCommunityPower.org for more information. Economic summit highlights innovations, collaborations in Monterey Bay region, By […]