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Free Electric Vehicle Test Drives Offered by Peninsula Clean Energy at Facebook Summer Jam Festival

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 6th, 2018 – Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is offering San Mateo County residents free test drives in a selection of electric vehicles (EVs) on August 11th at the Facebook Summer Jam Festival in Menlo Park. “We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation is the main contributor to emissions in this county. Electric […]

Sonoma Clean Power offers incentives for customers to ‘drive electric’

Eleanor Butchart of Santa Rosa is the proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz B250e, the last letter meaning electric. The white compact hatchback is “fun to drive,” she said, seats four to five adults comfortably and has plenty of curb appeal. “It looks like a normal car,” she said, rather than a radically stylized EV or […]

Pattern signs power purchase agreements with two California utilities

Officials with Pattern Energy Group 2 LP, also known as Pattern Development, announced Tuesday the company signed 15-year power purchase agreements with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power to deliver wind power from the 200 megawatt Duran Mesa Wind project currently in development near Corona. The village lies at the northern border of Lincoln County. The […]

Petaluma joins solar revolution

Geof Syphers got in his Chevy Volt Tuesday morning, like he does most days, and headed to the Sonoma Clean Power office in Santa Rosa. Later that morning, he traveled south to the Lavio family farm in west Petaluma and drove to the back of the property where about 4,000 solar panels had been installed […]

EVgo adds used BMW i3 battery packs to charging stations in California

Charging network EVgo has installed second-life batteries from two BMW i3s to its charging station in Union City, California, the company announced last week. The two batteries each store 22 kwh of electricity to help balance the load on the power grid when electric cars are charging at peak times, according to a report in Charged EVs. […]

EBCE Introduced Local Development Business Plan to Board

Alameda County, CA – East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) presented their Local Development Business Plan (LDBP) to the Board of Directors on July 18 for approval. The plan outlines a wide range of investments in local renewable energy, clean transportation and distributed energy resources as well as a framework for accelerating the long-term development of clean […]

Energy bill confusion? New program aims to solve that problem

Silicon Valley Clean Energy is launching a $75,000 pilot grant program to help people better understand their electricity bills and the service it offers. The grants will be awarded to local nonprofits that are willing to work with the clean energy company to help it achieve those goals. The community-based energy company was founded two […]

Two proposed Napa County solar projects would power 2,000 homes

apa County might generate as well as take green energy from the power grid if proposed solar farms in rural Coombsville east of the city of Napa and near American Canyon become realities. The San Francisco company Renewable Properties has applied to Napa County to build two rural arrays. It would sell the electricity to […]

San Jose Clean Energy and Fuse announce Fellowship

On May 16, 2017, the San José City Council voted unanimously to establish San José Clean Energy (SJCE), San José’s Community Choice Energy (CCE) Program, to offer individuals and businesses additional renewable-energy options at competitive rates. The program will make San José the largest jurisdiction in California to operate a Community Choice Energy Program, with […]

East Bay Community Energy Wants to Power the Community

By the end of this year, most homes and businesses in Alameda County will be buying electricity, not from PG&E, but from the newly formed East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). This public “community choice aggregation” program, like those now operating in other Bay Area counties, was created to provide electricity at lower cost and with […]