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A new way of receiving cleaner power, called community choice energy, has arrived in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, and it will significantly reduce carbon emissions while saving customers money, officials say. Monterey Bay Community Power, a nonprofit electricity provider serving Central Coast counties, began providing service to the two SLO County cities on Jan. 1. […]
Monterey Bay Community Power became the state’s largest community choice energy agency in the state geographically earlier this week when it expanded to add 11 new jurisdictions from as far away as Santa Barbara County. On Wednesday in Monterey, the power agency’s policy board unanimously approved adding Del Rey Oaks, along with Santa Barbara County […]
Unsatisfied by a recent fiscal analysis of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors wants to commission another to help it decide whether to join the Community Choice Energy agency, which is expanding to serve six SLO County cities over the next two years. At its Oct. 1 meeting, […]
People from all over San Luis Obispo County gathered outside the county courthouse to take part in the second global climate strike Friday, Sept. 27. San Luis Obispo’s strike was part of a global day of action in which over 6 million people participated in rallies across 123 countries, all participating for the cause of bringing an […]
The expansion happened fast. In the span of a year, 10 Central Coast cities and Santa Barbara County all had voted, one after the other, to join as members of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a growing Community Choice Energy (CCE) utility that currently serves Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. It started with San Luis […]
Just as the San Luis Obispo City Council was preparing to approve a new clean energy choice law, the vote has been delayed to consider a conflict-of-interest claim. A utility labor union alleges that Vice Mayor Andy Pease should have recused herself on Sept. 3 from voting to support a policy that encourages new construction […]
A Strategic Energy Plan adopted by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors could allow the development of projects to provide power to critical facilities during disasters and public safety power shutdowns, make the county more energy independent, give ranchers a way to supplement their income and increase the use of renewable resources to reduce […]
With an eye on its ambitious 2035 carbon neutrality target, 10 years ahead of California’s statewide goal, San Luis Obispo’s City Council passed a new energy policy Tuesday that paves the way for all-electric new buildings. The council — voting 4-1 with Councilwoman Erica Stewart casting the sole “no” tally — heard from dozens of speakers […]
Momentum is building across California to address a longstanding pollution blind spot: natural gas use in buildings. With a city council vote next week, San Luis Obispo, the coastal city of 48,000 halfway between LA and San Francisco, could become one of the first cities in the state to pass landmark policy aimed at transitioning […]
Carpinteria’s City Council voted unanimously to move forward with joining a community choice aggregate (CCA) at its Aug. 26 meeting. The 4-0 vote (with Councilman Al Clark absent) directed staff to move forward in preparing a city contract to join the CCA of the Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCP) with a budget appropriation of […]