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Muni tries to tackle environmental justice with new SF green bus zones

As a Muni 47-Van Ness bus pulled into its stop at 11th and Harrison streets on a recent weekday morning, something almost imperceptible happened. As the rumbling engine wheezed to a stop, a hush fell over the bus’ interior, and its quivering floor suddenly stopped vibrating. The vehicle was almost silent. The bus had switched […]

Solar, and solar plus storage records *possibly/probably* set in California

Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) has announced two power purchase agreements (PPA) with an average price of 2.2¢/kWh. The individual project pricing, total solar modules onsite, and expected volumes of electricity delivered on an annual basis were blacked out in the draft PPAs available to the public (236 page pdf). But we were […]

East Bay Community Energy Expands Its Renewable Energy and Storage Portfolio with Two New Contracts and Memorandum of Understanding

Oakland, Calif. – At its last public board meeting, the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) board of directors approved an additional two agreements totaling 225 megawatts (MW) of solar power capacity, along with 80 MW/160 MWh (megawatt-hour) of battery energy storage, to be built in Southern California. Additional storage may be added to one of the […]

eBay HQ to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy through New Partnership with San José Clean Energy

San José, CA (September 19, 2019) – Today, eBay announced a partnership with San José Clean Energy (SJCE) to secure power for its San José headquarters from 100% renewable energy. SJCE’s TotalGreen service, which sources carbon-free solar, wind and geothermal energy, will power eBay’s two campuses in San José, including the company’s headquarters. Operated by […]

PG&E Alternative Headed To Pleasanton Residents, Businesses

PLEASANTON, CA — Pleasanton residents and businesses are likely going to have another choice when it comes to energy. During Tuesday night’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, council members unanimously decided to move forward to join East Bay Community Energy, a not-for-profit community choice aggregation program currently serving Alameda County and several of its cities, including […]

SV Clean Energy Issues Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has released an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Joint Action Plan (EVI Plan), which assesses and prioritizes future EV charging needs across local communities. It outlines new SVCE programs focused on deployment of charging infrastructure needed to sustain and accelerate rapid adoption of electric vehicles. The EVI Plan describes six new programs – […]

SF approves legislation requiring renewable electricity sources for commercial buildings

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an ordinance that requires commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to begin relying on electricity generated from renewable sources. The legislation, introduced by Mayor London Breed, was passed by unanimous vote and amends existing environment code for all non-residential buildings. The ordinance requires the city’s largest […]

San Francisco Offers $2.5B to Take Over Its Share of PG&E’s Grid

San Francisco has made a $2.5 billion offer to buy Pacific Gas & Electric’s grid assets within its city limits, the most concrete step yet from cities, counties and public agencies served by the bankrupt Northern California utility to lay claim to their portions of its power grid. Friday’s offer came in a letter from Mayor […]

San Francisco makes $2.5 billion offer for PG&E electric system

San Francisco is willing to pay $2.5 billion to buy Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines and other related infrastructure serving the city. Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera included that price in a Friday letter to PG&E, reviewed by The Chronicle, which outlines the city’s offer for the embattled utility’s electric […]

Another California City Commits to Banning Natural Gas in New Construction

Berkeley made history in July 2019, becoming the first US city to ban natural gas from new buildings starting in 2020. Menlo Park, California, is now following in its footsteps. The Menlo Park city council decided to ban natural gas in all new commercial, industrial, and high rise apartment buildings within the same timeline (starting in January […]