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New solar farm ‘greens’ former cockfighting site in American Canyon

AMERICAN CANYON — Wielding a pair of oversized scissors, executives and Napa County elected officials jointly snipped a “green” ribbon Wednesday to signify the opening of the American Canyon Solar Project. “Developing a small-scale solar facility is no easy task,” said Aaron Halimi, founder and president of Renewable Properties. Today, “we can see the work […]

State Proposes $33M in New Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Calif. – The California Energy Commission is partnering with five local energy agencies to launch an incentive project for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. As more Californians choose to drive EVs and the state transitions to an electric transportation system, there […]

$24 Million Partnership to Install Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers in San Mateo County

Redwood City, CA – August 13, 2019 – Peninsula Clean Energy, the California Energy Commission, and Center for Sustainable Energy are partnering to launch an incentive project in San Mateo County in 2020 to increase publicly available electric vehicle charging locations with investments potentially reaching $24 million. Using $12 million from PCE and an additional $12 million proposed by the California Energy […]

SFPUC Seeking Local Renewable Energy Supplies for CleanPowerSF

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is accepting bids for the CleanPowerSF program through its 2019 Local Renewable Energy Supplies RFO. This Request for Offers for Renewable Energy seeks bids of energy (and Resource Adequacy capacity, if available) from new and existing Eligible Renewable Energy Resources (ERRs), as defined in California […]

San José Clean Energy, EDP Renewables Sign Long-term Agreement for 100 MW of Solar and 10 MW of Battery Storage

SAN JOSE, Calif. August 7, 2019 – Today, San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar […]

Marin-based utility pays $2.8M for customers’ surplus solar power

MCE paid Marin homeowners and businesses with rooftop solar systems more than $673,000 for extra electricity their systems produced during the most recent 12-month billing cycle, the San Rafael-based joint powers authority said Monday. In total, MCE’s solar customers in Marin, Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties received more than $2.8 million in cash back […]

Sonoma Clean Power Sponsors Popular Country Music Festival

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the Community Choice energy provider for Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, recently partnered with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), Froggy 92.9 FM, and Country Summer to bring awareness to the issue of hunger during the summer months. In its inaugural year of sponsoring the popular Northern California music […]

Can Sonoma Clean Power “turn the tide on the climate crisis?”

At its fifth anniversary, Sonoma Clean Power has much to celebrate: Millions of dollars in savings for customers, a notable drop in greenhouse gas emissions for the county and five profitable years. Started by Sonoma County and city officials on May 1, 2014, as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and as a local […]

PG&E’s $2 billion rate increase gets no support at Santa Rosa public hearing

PG&E found few supporters at a public hearing Wednesday on the company’s request for a $2 billion gas and electric rate increase that requires approval from California’s utility watchdog. About 30 people attended the first in a pair of hearings held in the afternoon and evening, and the seven who spoke heaped criticism on the […]

City of Calistoga and Clean Coalition agree to move forward with microgrid plans for the City

CALISTOGA, CA — The City of Calistoga has entered into an agreement with the Clean Coalition, a California nonprofit organization, to conduct a feasibility assessment to determine whether to proceed with a Community Microgrid for the City. A Community Microgrid is a new approach for designing and operating electric grids. Although connected to the larger power grid, […]