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Electrify America to spend $44 million on Sacramento-area electric vehicles

The city of Sacramento on Wednesday announced a $44 million investment by Electrify America to bring hundreds of electric vehicles to the city over the next year, an initiative officials hope will encourage sustainability, simplify transportation and ease traffic downtown. Mayor Darrell Steinberg said the project is part of a reparations effort by Volkswagen, which owns Electrify […]

Clean Power Coming In June – Valley Clean Energy To Launch Service This Summer

Yolo County, CA – Valley Clean Energy (VCE) is a new, locally governed not for profit electricity provider that will begin serving customers in Yolo County this June. VCE was formed in 2016 by Yolo County and the cities of Woodland and Davis to bring competition to the electricity marketplace. The VCE Board of Directors is […]

River City Bank announces new Clean Energy Division

SACRAMENTO, CA — May 22, 2018 — Taking the lead in providing banking services for clean energy companies throughout California, River City Bankhas officially launched its new Clean Energy Division. The prominent business bank has taken a bold lead in this fast-growing space, and it has already earned an award from the City of Davis for […]

Davis, Woodland, Yolo County electric customers set to choose provider

Utility customers in Davis, Woodland and unincorporated Yolo County are about to decide whether to choose Valley Clean Energy or Pacific Gas & Electric & Co. as their electricity provider. Those customers are currently served by PG&E (NYSE: PCG) for electricity, but starting in the next few weeks, they will choose where their electricity comes […]

Pioneer Board votes unanimously: Rates are now 9% lower than PG&E

The Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) Board reviewed its rates in light of PG&E’s recent rate hikes, and voted unanimously to maintain Pioneer’s rates as they were set December 2017. Pioneer customers will now realize an average 9% discount on electric generation over PG&E rates, which went up March 1, 2018. Pioneer has been committed to […]

SMUD’s online store adds tools for energy-saving home projects

Sure, that smart thermostat you bought during the holidays was nice, but now you want to dig into some more substantial energy-saving projects for your home. You can do that online at the SMUD Energy Store, run by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Boulder, Colo-based Simple Energy. Since the site was launched last October, visitors […]

Ygrene, City of Sacramento Reach Major Milestone for National Energy Efficiency and Resiliency Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Sacramento and Ygrene, a national leader in energy efficiency and resiliency financing, today celebrated five years since the launch of the nation’s first comprehensive, privately-funded energy financing program for both residential and commercial buildings. Known as PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), the program formerly called ‘Clean Energy Sacramento’ […]

Our View: Transparency key in rollout of energy program

Integrity. It’s a key component for any elected official in Placer County to have and retain. And Placer County residents have a right, if not a duty, to keep a wary eye on the integrity of all those who hold or seek public office. The integrity of every dollar that comes in and goes out […]

Federal solar tariffs not a disincentive for Davis

On Jan. 22, President Trump issued his long-awaited ruling on the penalties to be imposed on the world’s solar module manufacturers who sell their equipment into the U.S. market. Effective Feb. 7, there is a 30-percent solar import tariff for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules. The decision has left many solar hopefuls wondering whether their […]

California state office buildings sign on to 20-year community solar program

The California Department of General Services (DGS) and SMUD announced an agreement for DGS to receive over 50% of its electricity needs in SMUD’s service territory via a 20-year Large Commercial SolarShare agreement. The SolarShares program is a community solar project—a series of solar generating facilities shared by multiple community members, allowing the customer to […]