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California wants to reform PG&E, but just how is uncertain

California leaders clearly want something about Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to change after many of the wildfires scorching the state in recent years were linked to the utility’s power lines. Now PG&E and its regulators, critics and others are grappling with the hard part: What exactly do they want to do? They could split […]

After Los Angeles’ decision not to repower 3 gas plants, Glendale officials urged to follow suit at Grayson

On Feb. 12, one day after the city of Los Angeles abandoned its plan to rebuild three coastal power plants, environmentalist Dan Brotman urged Glendale city officials at the end of a five-hour council meeting to take heed. “We all understand this is going to be very challenging for Los Angeles, and no doubt there are risks, […]

CalCCA Action Alert: CalCCA tells state legislators Community Choice Aggregators Are “Growing Force” for Reliability and Affordability

CalCCA Action Alert: CalCCA tells state legislators: Community Choice Aggregators Are “Growing Force” for Reliability and Affordability in Uncertain Energy Market  California’s community choice aggregators (CCAs) are helping to stabilize today’s uncertain energy market — and public, locally-controlled energy providers have an even bigger role to play in the state’s energy future. CalCCA Executive Director Beth […]

East Bay Community Energy: Big Data Means More Efficient, More Effective Service

Thanks to the massive investment in smart electric meters made by the state over the last decade, utilities collect a steady and granular stream of consumption data from customers.  EBCE is no exception, receiving data from 500,000 residential meters on an hourly basis and 50,000 commercial and industrial meters every 15 minutes. That adds up […]

County to develop community choice energy program

San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to develop a community choice energy program, opening the door to competition in the local utility market. At the urging of Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the board last Tuesday unanimously agreed to craft an energy initiative that could offer an alternative to San Diego Gas […]

Taking a spin on an electric tractor…

With a view of the future? This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the ranch of Steve Heckeroth, architect, legendary clean energy pioneer, inventor, former contributing editor for Mother Earth News, and in this instance, creator of the Solectrac electric drive tractor. Steve’s ranch, and e-tractor manufacturing operation, is located along the Mendocino […]

Del Mar continues studying community choice energy

Del Mar is the latest city in a quartet of jurisdictions to agree to further study energy alternatives. The Del Mar City Council directed city staff on Monday, March 4 to participate in a public workshop and continue a study with the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside to solicit community feedback regarding a joint community choice energy (CCE) plan […]

Montecito Fire Protection District Board unanimously votes to proceed with Community Microgrid efforts

NEWS RELEASE: Montecito Fire Protection District Board unanimously votes to proceed with Community Microgrid efforts Clean Coalition and World Business Academy applaud this milestone as a significant step in the Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative, which will provide the area with renewables-driven resilience and emergency preparedness Santa Barbara, CA — The Clean Coalition and the World […]

CalCCA Action Alert: Executive Director Beth Vaughan to Testify at Legislative Hearings Focusing on PG&E Bankruptcy and California’s Energy Future

CalCCA Action Alert: Executive Director Beth Vaughan to Testify at Legislative Hearings Focusing on PG&E Bankruptcy and California’s Energy Future CalCCA members and partners: As the PG&E bankruptcy unfolds in the courts and in news headlines, CalCCA is proud to work together with partners like you to protect reliable and affordable service for ratepayers while accelerating […]

PermaCity installs 2.6-MW commercial rooftop solar array in Sun Valley

Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez flipped the switch on the largest rooftop solar interconnection in Sun Valley on Feb. 28. The installation is the latest building to take advantage of the CLEAN LA Solar program — also known as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program — which […]