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Thinking Solar? Ventura County Homeowners Can Learn about Options

Although the promise of free electricity is appealing, for many Ventura County homeowners, purchasing a solar-powered system can be a daunting process. With the variety of options on the market, many feel overwhelmed when deciding which company to work with and what equipment to install. Another major decision is whether to purchase the system outright, […]

California Solar Farm Shrinks in Deal with Environmentalists

A solar project that would have erected 1.2 million shiny solar panels over four square miles of remote Central California range will be cut sharply in size, under an agreement Friday with environmental groups that are concerned about the impact to endangered wildlife. The San Jose Mercury News reported that New York-based Con Edison Development […]

Monterey Regional Airport Poised to Go Solar

Just off of a road behind the Monterey Regional Airport’s airstrip, a lone construction worker smoothes over a freshly poured concrete pad on a fenced-off sandy lot. A few feet away from him, a bundle of steel beams glitter in the sunlight. “We’re so glad that those beams came in on time,” Airport Project Manager […]

Community Energy on Its Way

Tri-County CCE Coalition May 3 was a momentous day for our region when representatives of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) met as the first tri-county Community Choice Energy (CCE) agency in California. MBCP will oversee the most impactful environmental strategy local governments can take to meet established state and regional climate goals. Elected and administrative […]

Improving North County: Energy Efficiency Is Everyone’s Business

Energy efficiency is just one important factor in addressing future state and local energy needs. The necessity to review our electrical infrastructure is essential. If we don’t prepare now, we could risk energy shortages and disruptions down the road. The main electrical grid system that serves California and brings power to our Central Coast is […]

Agency to Study Oxnard Power Plant Alternatives

The manager of California’s electricity grid agreed to conduct a study of clean energy alternatives to replacing an existing natural gas facility in Oxnard with a new, more efficient fossil fuel plant. In a five-page filing with state regulators on Friday, the California Independent System Operator asked for a deadline of Aug. 16 to complete the project. […]

Santa Barbara County Energy Choice Forum

On June 7, 2017, Santa Barbara County Energy Choice held a Community Choice Energy forum at Faulkner Gallery in the Santa Barbara Public Library. This free public event was hosted by Santa Barbara Energy Choice and included the following speakers, Cathy DeFalco from Lancaster Choice Energy, J.R Killigrew from Marin Clean Energy, Joe Galliani from South […]

Santa Barbara Becomes 30th US City to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The City of Santa Barbara has become the 30th city in the United States to commit to a transition to 100 clean and renewable energy. Santa Barbara is the first city on the Central Coast to make the bold commitment to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 and transition all […]

Could an Offshore Wind Farm in SLO County Hurt Endangered Whales?

Two companies are eyeing the Central Coast as a promising location for the first offshore wind farm on the West Coast — a move that concerns conservationists and the local fishing industry. Their fears? Miles of underwater cables could trap whales. Constant underwater noise might interrupt sea life navigation and communication. Birds could be killed […]

Bruce McPherson: Community energy on its way

May 3 was a momentous day for our region when representatives of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) met as the first tri-county Community Choice Energy (CCE) agency in California. MBCP will oversee the most impactful environmental strategy local governments can take to meet established state and regional climate goals. Elected and administrative representatives from Monterey, […]