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PG&E’s planned power shutdowns could choke off vital water supplies

PG&E’s plan to prevent wildfires with widespread power shut-offs means no lights, no refrigeration and no internet in many parts of California. It could also mean limited use of toilets and taps, an inconvenience that water and sewer districts across the state are scrambling to address before a blackout comes and nature calls. Utilities, including […]

Silicon Valley customers have access to cleaner power than CA or the U.S. average

July 9, 2019 – The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies has released a comparative analysis of local sources of power by emissions intensity. Three community choice energy (CCE) programs now serve 89% of Silicon Valley’s residential customers, and 69% of non-residential customers. PG&E, which served 91% of customers across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties […]

With Calif. cap-and-trade funds, a city plagued by pollution plans swift transformation

A tool that helped direct $66.5 million to Fresno could provide a template for other states seeking to counteract the effects of pollution in vulnerable communities. As proponents of the Green New Deal seek to create jobs and protect vulnerable communities while fighting climate change, California has had a statewide program to accomplish those goals […]

Franklin Energy Launches Innovative Energy Efficiency Pilot Using Online Gamification

Franklin Energy, a leading provider of energy efficiency and grid optimization solutions, announced today that they are launching the Home Energy Rewards Program, an online, reward-style energy efficiency program, to residential Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers. The pilot program will be launched to a select number of residential customers in San Joaquin and […]

How CCAs can model and deploy DERs

Many CCAs are expanding their electricity procurement plans to include deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs) like on-site solar, battery storage, electric vehicle supply equipment, etc. as a means to reduce their procurement costs and provide additional value to their customers. TerraVerde has partnered with CCP and CCAs to advance the deployment of DERs. Read […]

The new kid on the block: CCAs face credit, other challenges to lead California’s renewable energy growth

California’s Senate Bill (SB) 100 initiated a new phase in the state’s nation-leading climate fight, with new goals for 60% renewables by 2030 in the power sector and zero-emissions economy-wide by 2045. A mostly new group of load serving entities (LSEs), primarily community choice aggregators (CCAs) and municipal utilities, will be charged with meeting these goals. San Diego Gas […]

Environmentalists balk as Glendale power plant officials unveil ‘portfolio of tomorrow’

A proposal to rebuild Glendale’s aging power plant includes significantly less natural gas than a now-scrapped plan from last year — but still doesn’t sit well with environmental advocates who think any amount is too much. Under the plan recommended by the Glendale Water & Power Commission this week, several soon-to-be retired gas turbines at […]

Atascadero, SLO County on the fence about community choice energy

As cities throughout San Luis Obispo County take steps to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), two local jurisdictions remain undecided. Following a presentation by MBCP Communications Director J.R. Killigrew on June 25, the Atascadero City Council opted not to put a decision to join the community choice energy (CCE) agency on a future agenda. […]

First Comes Renewable Energy, Then Comes Battery Storage, Then Comes ???

It’s pretty clear that renewable energy is more than price competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear. Want proof? Look at the under 2 cents per kWh 25 year PPA the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed recently. But we all know that the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind […]

Malibu City Facilities Move To 100% Renewable Energy

MALIBU, CA — Malibu City Council approved having all City facilities to run on 100 percent renewable electricity generated from non-polluting, clean and renewable sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power during the June 24 City Council meeting, as part of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget, the City of Malibu press release said. “Malibu […]