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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel

DELTA, Utah —  The smokestack at Intermountain Power Plant looms mightily over rural Utah, belching steam and pollution across a landscape of alfalfa fields and desert shrub near the banks of the Sevier River. Five hundred miles away, Los Angeles is trying to lead the world in fighting climate change. But when Angelenos flip a light […]

Santa Barbara County Considering CCA

The board began considering developing or joining a Community Choice Energy program back in 2015, when the staff was directed to gauge regional support for joining a program. Community Choice Energy allows members to decide where and how their electricity is generated, including building their own generating facilities. Power is transmitted through the lines of […]

Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil and water in Kern County canyon

California authorities said Friday that crews are beginning to clean up a massive oil spill that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a Kern County canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major oil spills. The seep, which has been flowing off and on since […]

Atascadero, SLO County won’t join Monterey Bay Community Power

Atascadero and unincorporated San Luis Obispo County residents will not have Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) as a choice for electricity in 2021—a decision that breaks away from the recent votes of six other local cities. On July 9, a divided Atascadero City Council opted not to agendize a decision to join MBCP, a public community […]

CPX Regulatory Update – July 11, 2019

Regulatory updates for Thursday, July 11, 2019 Below is a numbered list of the regulatory proceedings we are tracking, followed by a summary of new developments for each of the proceedings, if any. Note that these are intended as very brief highlights of selected key actions and activities. For details on any of these proceedings, […]

CPX Legislative Update – July 11 2019

Updated 7/11/19 Legislative Calendar Check: Tomorrow, July 12 is the last day for policy committees to meet and vote on bills. Summer Recess begins at the end of the day and the legislature reconvenes on Monday, August 12. In total we are monitoring about 29 energy and/or climate-related bills, not all of which directly impact Community […]

Solar firms heating up in the Valley

TULARE COUNTY – More renewable power will be flowing to community-based power providers across the state from new solar and wind farms heading to construction in the San Joaquin Valley. These are typically new customers for Valley solar and wind developers who in the past had to depend on power purchases from reluctant utility companies. […]

Clean Power Alliance Signs Three New Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements

Los Angeles, CA–Clean Power Alliance (CPA) signed three new competitively priced long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydroelectric project. The projects were approved by CPA’s Board of Directors at their June 28th board meeting. All of the projects are located in Southern California in areas with low environmental impacts and […]

Sonoma Clean Power Seeks Participants for its Lead Locally Program: Energy-Saving Upgrades Available to Eligible Homes and Businesses in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, is currently recruiting participants for a study on energy-saving technology in which homes and businesses will receive free energy-efficient equipment. The study is part of SCP’s Lead Locally program which is funded through a grant from the California Energy Commission, along […]

Guadalupe tables decision on community choice energy

The Guadalupe City Council opted Tuesday to wait for more information before making a decision about whether to join Monterey Bay Community Power Authority‘s community choice energy program. Community choice energy programs, which are government run, are an alternative to the investor-owned utility that allows local governments to purchase power on behalf of residents and businesses […]