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SANTA MONICA, CA – The Santa Monica City Council approved selecting 100% renewable energy as the default product for all residential electricity customers beginning in February 2019, it was announced Wednesday. The 100% renewable energy tier is one of several options for residents and businesses that will be served electricity by the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) of […]
MALIBU—The city of Malibu revealed that the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) a new, locally controlled electricity provider in Southern California includes Malibu and 30 other cities, will launch in February 2019. According to the city of Malibu website, CPA will provide the energy for Malibu and with a fee that replaces what Southern California Edison […]
Batteries are increasingly becoming big business, particularly in California, and this is leading to the growth of a new class of energy storage start-ups. One of the companies that is scaling rapidly is esVolta. The company only formed at the end of 2017, coming out of the gate with the acquisition of 116 megawatt-hours (MWh) […]
By next year, it’s possible a majority of Ventura’s energy consumers will be getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources, and they will be paying up to 9 percent more. Their bill will continue to come from Southern California Edison but they, some without knowing it, will have become customers of an alternative energy provider. […]
The Port of Long Beach will build and demonstrate a $7.1 million “microgrid” to show the promising new technology’s effectiveness in providing a clean, reliable supply of electricity for critical operations at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. With the help of a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission, the Port will install a solar […]
Southern California Edison (SCE) has proposed 5 new Green Programs to the California Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to give customers options for directly tapping into and to support renewable electricity through their monthly electricity payments. Replacing the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Programs 3 of the proposed programs give residential customers options for tapping into clean […]
As a mother of two young children, I’m deeply concerned about the kind of world I’ve brought them into. Tragically, we are facing an existential threat of unprecedented magnitude — climate change. Around the globe, it is causing untold human suffering, food and water shortages, extreme weather events, mass migrations, political instability, sea level rise, ocean acidification, […]
Singled out for advancements in clean air technologies, improving public health and reducing greenhouse gases while growing the Southern California economy, nine companies and individuals received awards for their work on Friday in Los Angeles. The South Coast Air Quality Management District held its 30th Annual Clean Air Awards ceremony at the Grand Hotel in […]
Tuesday, in front of a standing room only crowd, Irvine City Council voted 4-0 in favor of conducting a feasibility study for Community Choice (CCE) as well as a strategic energy study. This is a HUGE step forward to establishing the first CCE program in Orange County! Council Overwhelmingly in Support “CCE is the wave […]
The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana region is the nation’s top metro area for clean-energy jobs and the Inland Empire ranks 16th, according to a study released Tuesday by E2, a national organization of environmental entrepreneurs. The state’s 519,000 clean-energy jobs are heavily focused in metro areas, where more than 430,000 of those jobs are located. The […]