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Peninsula Clean Energy Expands Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Up to $1,000 rebate covers all new EVs under $45K REDWOOD CITY, CA – Oct. 1, 2020 – Peninsula Clean Energy is expanding its program offering rebates to help first-time buyers of new electric vehicles. The 2020 New EV Rebate Program will offer rebates of $1,000 towards the cost of a new fully electric vehicle […]

School Kids to Breathe easier – Governor Newsom signs AB 841

In a true nail-biter with less than five hours left on the clock for the to sign or veto bills, Governor Newsom signed AB 841, the bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting that creates the School Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program. The new law will create a healthier environment for schoolchildren, save energy, create jobs in […]

Legislative Update for October 1, 2020

Yesterday was the last day for the Governor to sign bills. Below is a summary of the results of some of the bills we monitored. To save you time, we have only included bills that have been signed by the governor or are still pending on his desk. All other bills previously tracked were withdrawn […]

Regulatory Update for October 1, 2020

The CPUC is holding its meetings remotely. See the COVID19 information page on the CPUC’s website for more COVID19-related info. Remote meeting notice from CPUC: Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, Commissioners may participate in CPUC meetings remotely. The public may observe, provide public comments during the public comment period, and otherwise participate remotely pursuant to the Bagley-Keene […]

Regulatory Update for September 17, 2020

The CPUC is holding its meetings remotely. See the COVID19 information page on the CPUC’s website for more COVID19-related info. Remote meeting notice from CPUC: Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, Commissioners may participate in CPUC meetings remotely. The public may observe, provide public comments during the public comment period, and otherwise participate remotely pursuant to the Bagley-Keene […]

City of Los Banos in Merced County Moves Forward on Community Choice Energy!

The City of Los Banos in the Central Valley’s Merced County voted on September 16 to embark on a process of joining the San Mateo County CCA joint powers authority Peninsula Clean Energy. PCE’s relationship with Los Banos was sparked initially by the location of the 200 megawatt Wright Solar array that broke ground in […]

CalCCA sends recommendations to Governor Newsom about Grid Reliability

On September 9 the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) sent a letter to Governor Newsom outlining recommendations regarding grid reliability. The letter, outlined in this news release, requests that the Governor take immediate action to improve the reliability of the state’s electric system, and to initiate longer term processes for improving reliability. In addition to […]

Legislative Update for September 17, 2020

The Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto bills. Below is a summary of the results of some of the bills we monitored. To save you time, we have only included bills that have been signed by the governor or are still pending on his desk. All other bills died in committee. For […]

$35 Million Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Project Launches in Santa Clara County

Details now available on how to apply for rebates provided by local municipal utilities, Community Choice Aggregators, and the California Energy Commission Santa Clara County, Calif. – Starting December 16, 2020, businesses, commercial property owners, and multifamily residences in Santa Clara County can apply for significant rebates to pay for equipment and installation costs for eligible […]

Stockton takes a big step toward local clean energy

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Stockton’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution selecting a consultant to complete a feasibility study on launching a Community Choice Energy program in Stockton. Enabled by state law, the program would allow the City to procure power on behalf of residents, businesses, and municipal accounts while still receiving transmission and distribution […]