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Woodland Community Choice Energy Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

The city of Woodland continues to evaluate Community Choice Energy and will hold a meeting of their Technical Advisory Committee on Wednesday, March 29. The city of Davis and Yolo County currently form the Valley Clean Energy Alliance, Woodland would be the third jurisdiction to join the Joint Powers Authority. Wednesday, March 29: 6:30 p.m. The city […]

Environmental update: April brings Greener Davis workshops

April 22 marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day! In celebration of this occasion, please join us for a series of environmental classes that promise to be nothing short of literary masterpieces (or at least educational and entertaining). All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Game Room at the Veterans Memorial […]

California Public Utilities Commission will meet at UC Davis

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold its March 2 voting meeting at UC Davis, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in King Hall’s Appellate Courtroom, 400 Mrak Hall Drive. The voting meeting begins with public comment, and members of the public are welcome. “We have scheduled a number of voting meetings around the state this year […]

Californians Pay a High Price for Electricity Glut

To cover the cost of new plants whose power isn’t needed, residents and businesses are paying billions more a year to switch on the lights YUBA CITY, Calif. — The bucolic orchards of Sutter County north of Sacramento had never seen anything like it: a visiting governor and a media swarm — all to christen the […]

Valley Clean Energy Alliance Launch: Board of Directors Hold Inaugural Meeting

On December 14, 2016, I attended the first Board of Directors meeting for the Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA). The VCEA is a new joint powers agency between Yolo County and the City of Davis, with the purpose of providing electric generation services to its residents under Community Choice Energy (CCE). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions […]

Per Capita Davis: The Paradigm Shift Must Be Now

I was a member of the Davis Planning Commission for several years back in the early 1980s. I left the commission in 1986, in part because I was burned out on late-night meetings that often went into the early morning, but there was more to it than that. I would have stayed on longer except […]

Woodland’s Community Choice Panel to Get New Members

Unlike the intent of its mission — which is to limit the use of conventional power sources — Woodland’s Community Choice Energy Advisory Committee is growing by expanding its membership. There won’t be any economic jolt to the city by the action, which earlier anticipated the size of the group might have to get bigger […]

What Is the Valley Clean Energy Alliance?

Function The Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA) has been formed by the City of Davis and Yolo County to implement a local Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, otherwise known as Community Choice Aggregation.  VCEA is a joint powers agency designed to serve electricity customers located within the participating jurisdictions.  The mission of VCEA is to […]

Davis, Yolo County Working to Create Competitive Electricity Market

Davis and Yolo County are working to create a competitive electricity market for residents and businesses. The city and county have approved the formation of Valley Clean Energy Alliance, which will be a nonprofit joint powers authority local energy provider. Yolo County approved it this week. Davis approved the idea in March. The formation of […]

Woodland Selects Panel of Community Choice Energy Advisors

A panel of six residents will be the nucleus around which a larger body could assemble to determine whether a Community Choice Energy program would be a good fit for Woodland. Acting Tuesday night, the City Council accepted the group which will consider whether alternative energy sources would be preferred over Pacific, Gas & Electric […]