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Marin-based energy authority celebrates completion of giant solar farm

RICHMOND >> San Rafael-based MCE celebrated the successful completion of a 60-acre solar farm — one of the largest in the state — in Richmond on Wednesday, a few days ahead of Earth Day. The 10.5-megawatt solar system is expected to produce 22,000 megawatt-hours per year of pollution-free electricity, enough energy to power more than […]

EBCE to Launch for Commercial Customers in June

Alameda County, CA (April 18, 2018) – East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is one step closer to providing clean electricity to unincorporated Alameda County and eleven of its cities: Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro, and Union City. Starting in June, commercial and municipal businesses within the EBCE service area will […]

Clean energy and climate resilience for all

With the Trump administration failing to lead on climate policy, Bay Area residents should be asking which communities will be hit hardest by the effects of climate change? The California Environmental Protection Agency has a free online tool, CalEnviroScreen, that enables the public to see statewide maps of disadvantaged communities, those with high rates of […]

Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Fight Climate Change

  Opting for ECO100 Product Avoids 10,000 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution   REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 18, 2018 – By choosing to power their municipal operations with Peninsula Clean Energy’s 100 percent renewable electricity, local cities, towns and the County of San Mateo will prevent an estimated 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases from […]

East Bay Community Energy to replace PG&E as Berkeley’s main electricity provider

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced Monday that East Bay Community Energy, or EBCE, will replace PG&E in June as the main power provider for Berkeley in an attempt to move toward greener energy. The replacement will occur in 11 cities in Alameda County and in its unincorporated regions. PG&E will still maintain the power grid, […]

Request for Offers Launches for Oakland Clean Energy Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), in collaboration with East Bay Community Energy, is seeking innovative clean energy project proposals to meet local transmission reliability needs. The energy company and the public power supplier launched a Request for Offers (RFO) process on Friday. The competitive solicitation is the next step in advancing PG&E’s […]

Martinez City Council Votes to Join Marin Clean Energy

MARTINEZ, Calif. – MCE is coming to Martinez. Our City Council has voted that we’ll be part of Marin Clean Energy. They provide clean electricity. Bills from the City already contain inserts explaining how it works. Marcela Vazquez explained the system to Martinez Rotary. You can opt out, but Marcela thinks staying in is best. […]

SF giving away 100,000 long-lasting LED bulbs, mostly to disadvantaged

The city could soon be a bit brighter and more energy efficient — that’s because San Francisco’s Department of the Environment is giving away 100,000 long-lasting LED light bulbs. Beginning Wednesday, in what city officials describe as the largest LED bulb giveaway in history, the environment department will distribute 20,000 lights via public libraries. At […]

San Jose Will Become Bay Area’s First U.S. LEED-Certified City

San Jose has become one of the first U.S. cities to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities certification program. LEED for Cities allows cities and local governments to track citywide sustainability performance. It takes into account 14 metrics, including air quality, education attainment, poverty levels, affordable housing, transportation, water, energy, health, […]

Renewable energy is making San Francisco cannabis grows super-green

As cannabis enters mainstream commerce, shoppers expect higher standards for eco-friendliness. Rising to the occasion, Sense, an indoor cannabis grower located in SoMa, has announced that it has switched to 100 percent renewable energy. Sense is using the city’s Public Utilities Commission program CleanPowerSF. Sustainability is important to company founder Steve Griffith, who said 100 […]