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Peninsula Clean Energy Launching Six Innovative Local Pilot Projects

PCE is launching its six innovative local pilot projects to spur local innovation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low-income customers, and advance electric transportation. The Community Pilot Program will fund programs for up to $75,000 each to repair homes for low-income residents, promote access to electric vehicles, switch appliances from gas to electric, provide backup […]

CCA agency MCE’s 2019 resource plan will be 60% renewable

MCE and community partners are leading the way in meeting California’s ambitious renewable energy and climate goals. The passage of Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) in 2018 advanced California’s existing Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 60% by 2030, meaning 60% of all electricity must be powered by renewable energy. SB 100 also requires a zero-carbon […]

Marin energy aggregator could benefit from PG&E bankruptcy

MCE and the other eight community choice aggregators in Northern California will be watching closely if Pacific Gas and Electric Co. files for bankruptcy as expected on Tuesday. Assembly Bill 117, which made it possible for local governments in California to buy electricity directly from suppliers and sell it to their residents, was passed by […]

PG&E Bankruptcy May Not Affect Community Choice Power

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) doubts there would be any negative impact on its power delivery program, if PG&E files bankruptcy, according to EBCE CEO Nick Chaset. Chaset said that EBCE is working on an official statement about the topic, but he told a reporter that the potential bankruptcy “would have no meaningful impact on […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Grant Program Funds Outreach to Low-Income Residents

REDWOOD CITY, CA – January 23, 2019 – A Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) community grant program for local non-profits has enhanced outreach to low-income residents to help them save money on their energy bills. Acterra, El Concilio de San Mateo County, Pacifica Resource Center, Rebuilding Together Peninsula, and Sound of Hope Radio used their grants to […]

Marin hit 2020 emissions goals early, coalition says

Efforts among Marin’s cities and towns to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have paid off so far, as the entire county has met its 2020 emission goals four years early, according to new Marin Climate and Energy Partnership data. But this progress only gets Marin communities to the starting point toward the state’s ambitious emission goals, said […]

SF moves toward public power and a ‘local version of a green new deal’

San Francisco’s push to transition to a public power system after PG&E announced it will file for bankruptcy is not the only big energy plan in the making. Supporters of The City’s renewable energy program CleanPowerSF are calling for a “local version of a green new deal” that includes an aggressive build out of local […]

San Jose Clean Energy: What you need to know

Next month, San Jose will switch electricity suppliers — from PG&E to San Jose Clean Energy. The change is part of the city’s broader goal to become more environmentally friendly. Although President Trump announced in June he was pulling out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change among almost 150 countries, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo […]

Silicon Valley Clean Energy takes additional steps to reduce local carbon emissions

Silicon Valley Clean Energy, a not-for-profit organization that offers renewable and carbon-free energy, is starting their new phase of action to further fight climate change. Called the Decarbonization Roadmap, this plan aims to offer affordable, carbon-free power to residents, build energy-efficient buildings, electrify public transportation, successfully integrate new environmentally-friendly technologies into the electric grid, promote […]

Napa County supervisors want to adopt rules before approving another solar farm

Napa County supervisors want to create rules for large commercial solar farms in the wake of people’s fears that photovoltaic panels might someday blight wine country. Supervisor Belia Ramos brought up the topic of commercial renewable energy rules at the Jan. 8 Board of Supervisors meeting. Her colleagues quickly agreed they should craft policies for […]