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Marin Transit rolls out first all-electric buses

Beyond the fact that it was packed full of Marin County government leaders, the green bus traveling through the Civic Center on Tuesday afternoon was not your typical day in transit. As the 35-foot bus took its first passenger load in Marin County for a test ride, the drive was noticeably more silent. The chatter […]

Hitting Back Against Silicon Valley Clean Energy Rumors

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) recently started providing carbon-free electricity to Milpitas residents and businesses. For those who have not followed the progression of this change over the past 2 years, concerns about it may arise. Rumors from people who don’t know the facts make things worse. Here are some myths I have heard… An […]

3 Bay Area cities ranked among greenest in U.S. — and one aims to keep improving

A personal finance site’s recent list ranking America’s greenest cities managed to include numerous California cities, including several here in the Bay Area. But at least one of those cities is clearly not willing to rest on its consistently earned laurels. According to WalletHub, nine of the 10 greenest cities overall are in the West. The Bay […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Starts Construction of 200-Megawatt Solar Facility

Los Banos, CA – October 11, 2018 – California’s largest solar installation built exclusively for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency broke ground today in California’s Central Valley. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the electricity provider for 290,000 San Mateo County customers, expects the 200-megawatt utility-scale Wright Solar project to come online in late 2019. “This is […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Program Offers Thousands of Dollars in Savings for San Mateo County Residents

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 1, 2018 – Residents in San Mateo County can now save thousands of dollars on electric vehicles due to a Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) partnership with local auto dealerships. PCE has arranged for participating dealers to offer attractive savings to San Mateo County residents wishing to buy or lease select electric […]

First California Public Floating Solar Power System Delivered By Ciel & Terre

Ciel & Terre USA recently announced the completion of a new 252 kW floating photovoltaic power system for the Lake County Special Districts on behalf of Kelseyville County Waterworks Dist. #3. Over 700 floating solar panels were used with SolarEdge solar optimizers for the installation. Chris Bartle, Business Development Manager for Ciel & Terre USA, answered some questions […]

How Will California Have Clean Energy by 2045? With a Little Help From Oakland

As soon as I read the news that Governor Brown signed SB 100, a bill requiring California to become 100-percent carbon-free and clean energy efficient by 2045, I sent a text to my friend Mark Hall. How is that possible?, I asked. Who’s going to make it happen? Hall said he’d break it all down for […]

Explaining what MCE is all about

The recent public interest and controversy about a proposed solar field has reminded us that we as a community must come together to make choices that are good for the environment, good for our quality of life and good for our economy. First though, we want to make sure we are all using the same […]

Solar energy array proposed at Silveira Ranch property

A Novato-area ranch may become home to a small-scale solar energy farm that would generate enough energy to power roughly 1,000 homes, according to the project applicant. The San Francisco-based Renewable Properties’ proposal is in early planning stages, according to company President Aaron Halimi. Halimi said this will be their first solar project in the […]

MCE Launches Electric Vehicle Programs, Offers Competitive Rates

SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE has launched a generous rebate program to lower the cost of installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at workplace and multifamily properties. The program also offers rebates to low-income qualifying customers on the purchase or lease of new and used EVs. “Transportation is the largest greenhouse gas-emitting sector in our service […]