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Revised PG&E ‘exit fee’ impact to vary on MB community power, customers

MONTEREY — Despite statewide and local warnings about the potential impact of a revised Pacific Gas & Electric Co. “exit fee” approved by the California Public Utilities Commission last week, Monterey Bay Community Power officials said the relatively new power agency is sticking to its promise to keep their bills lower than PG&E’s and is […]

At last, Community Choice

On Sept. 18, the SLO City Council approved a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program in accordance with California’s Community Choice Aggregation law. The council also directed staff to come back with a plan that will make the city “carbon neutral” by 2035, one of the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals in the world, beating […]

SLO wants to be carbon-neutral 10 years faster than the rest of California

The City Council wants San Luis Obispo to be carbon-neutral by 2035, an ambitious target that’s 10 years earlier than Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide goal of 2045. The council last week directed staff to move forward with a climate action plan that could mean new building codes and ramping up citywide electrical vehicle charging stations, among […]

City Moves Forward with Bold Climate Action: City Council sets a target of carbon neutrality by 2035 and gives go-ahead on Community Choice Energy program

On Tuesday, September 18, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 to continue developing a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program and directed staff to develop a climate action plan with a target of carbon neutrality by 2035. Since 2005, the City has reduced emissions by ten percent, with a goal of reducing by a […]

Santa Barbara Profiled in Sierra Club Report on Clean Energy Cities

The Sierra Club released a new report Tuesday showcasing 10 U.S. cities, including Santa Barbara, that have made ambitious commitments to be powered with 100 percent clean, renewable energy like wind and solar. Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in September, the report illustrates the progress cities in the U.S. are making to lead […]

Monterey Bay County Supervisors Reject State Proposal Derailing Clean Energy Programs and Raising Utility Rates For Customers Statewide

Contact: Shelly Whitworth O: 831-641-7206 C: 831-229-0277 swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org www.mbcommunitypower.org Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, San Benito County Supervisor Jerry Muenzer and Santa Cruz Supervisor Bruce McPherson today issued statements voicing their concerns about a proposal under consideration by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could derail the state’s clean power programs and increase energy […]

Navy now considering plans for ocean wind farms — and Morro Bay is a top prospect

Efforts to build fields of floating wind turbines off the coast of California are gaining momentum, and Morro Bay might be at the front of the line. Despite a lack of publicity, activity on the West Coast has been moving along — ”quite a bit of it,” according to Morro Bay city administrator Eric Endersby. […]

GridX Boosts Local Employment and Economy with New Jobs and Data Management Services Supporting Monterey Bay Community Power

MILPITAS, CALIF. (PRWEB) AUGUST 30, 2018 GridX, a leading provider of data management solution to utilities and Community Choice Aggregators (CCA’s), today announced that it has opened a local office staffed with Energy Advisors and Data Analysts to support the operations of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a CCA formed by 19 local governments in Monterey, […]

The City of Carpinteria Pursues Community Choice and Strategic Energy Planning

The City of Carpinteria has opted to move forward with both Community Choice Energy and Strategic Energy Planning, which is in line with Carpinteria’s policies regarding sustainable communities and making our area more resilient. Now, did you understand anything in that last sentence? Because about four years ago I wouldn’t have either. The world of […]

Instead of joining Monterey Bay Community Power, Del Rey Oaks looks to team up with King City.

When Monterey Bay Community Power was formed in 2017, Del Rey Oaks was the only city on the Monterey Peninsula to not join the carbon-free energy cooperative, despite a petition signed by about 200 of its residents asking that it do so. The primary reasons were risk and a lack of representation: If the cooperative, […]