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Peninsula Clean Energy to Provide Grants Up to $75,000 for Innovative Energy Programs

San Mateo County Electricity Supplier to Fund Projects that Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Benefit Local Communities REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 21, 2018 – Organizations and individuals with an interest in renewable energy development and innovation, greenhouse gas reduction, or energy programs to benefit local communities in San Mateo County are encouraged to apply for project grants […]

PG&E Or EBCE? This Will Help You Choose

BERKELEY, CA — Did you know that Berkeley residents now have a choice in electric service? A workshop will be held this month that will explain how you can have wind, solar or other greener sources of electricity come to your home through existing power lines. Through a process that pools the buying power of […]

Local Governments Look to All-Electric Buildings to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Governments looking for ways to slash fossil fuel use and meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals are turning to their increasingly carbon-free grids to decarbonize buildings. The Board of Supervisors in Marin County, California recently approved energy-efficiency updates to its green building requirements that include provisions providing a compliance pathway for all-electric buildings. The updated standards apply to new […]

Napa Sanitation District could get nation’s largest floating solar farm on ponds

Napa Sanitation District’s sprawling water storage ponds south of the city of Napa could become home to floating solar-panel islands on a scale yet to be seen in the state or nation. Ciel & Terre USA wants to cover 52 acres of the ponds with solar arrays to generate electricity for either PG&E or Marin […]

sPower and CleanPowerSF Sign Long-Term PPA for 100 MW of Solar

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–sPower, the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States, has signed a 22-year, 100 MW solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanPowerSF, a California Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) managed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) that serves the City and County of San Francisco. The energy will […]

Sonoma Clean Power Announces Energy Analyst Training

From Sonoma Clean Power : In support of the Advanced Energy Rebuild Program, Sonoma Clean Power, PG&E, and Energy Code Ace will be offering trainings and tests in Santa Rosa to help train more local energy analysts that can support rebuilding efforts. The Certified Energy Analyst test will be offered Friday June 22, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM at […]

California School District Celebrates Nine New Solar Projects

On Thursday, renewable energy developer ForeFront Power and Los Altos School District (LASD) in California celebrated the completion of solar canopy systems across nine LASD schools. The ceremony, which took place at Oak Avenue Elementary School, also included Sunworks, the primary construction contractor, and TerraVerde Energy, the district’s procurement consultant. The 1.4 MW portfolio is now delivering […]

MCE Receives Investment-Grade Credit Rating from Moody’s

San Rafael and Concord, Calif. — On May 16, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a first-time Baa2 Issuer Rating to MCE. Moody’s Issuer Rating is an independent assessment of MCE’s financial strength over the long term, and MCE’s outlook is stable. MCE is the first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to obtain an investment-grade credit rating. “MCE […]

SF aims for fully electric bus fleet by 2035

The City’s transit authority passed a resolution Tuesday to convert its hybrid buses to a fully electric fleet by 2035. The resolution calls for buses purchased after 2025 to be 100 percent battery powered and the entire San Francisco fleet to be completely electric by 2035. While advocates say that transition can’t come soon enough, […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Provides Visa Corporate Campus 100% Renewable Electricity

REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 8, 2018 – Visa Inc.’s (NYSE: V) corporate campus in Foster City, CA has enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy’s (PCE) ECO100 program, committing to transition to 100 percent renewable energy delivered by PCE.  Peninsula Clean Energy is San Mateo County’s official electricity supplier. Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, is one of the largest […]