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San Francisco Offers $2.5B to Take Over Its Share of PG&E’s Grid

San Francisco has made a $2.5 billion offer to buy Pacific Gas & Electric’s grid assets within its city limits, the most concrete step yet from cities, counties and public agencies served by the bankrupt Northern California utility to lay claim to their portions of its power grid. Friday’s offer came in a letter from Mayor […]

San Francisco makes $2.5 billion offer for PG&E electric system

San Francisco is willing to pay $2.5 billion to buy Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines and other related infrastructure serving the city. Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera included that price in a Friday letter to PG&E, reviewed by The Chronicle, which outlines the city’s offer for the embattled utility’s electric […]

Another California City Commits to Banning Natural Gas in New Construction

Berkeley made history in July 2019, becoming the first US city to ban natural gas from new buildings starting in 2020. Menlo Park, California, is now following in its footsteps. The Menlo Park city council decided to ban natural gas in all new commercial, industrial, and high rise apartment buildings within the same timeline (starting in January […]

PG&E Free: Revolutionary Energy at Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma, California

Pacific Gas & Electric has never had many loyal friends, not since 1905 when the San Francisco Gas and Electric Company and the California Gas and Electric Corporation merged to form the utility giant usually referred to as PG&E. The company has been increasingly unpopular ever since gas leaks led to a big explosion and the […]

New $7 million initiative aims to more than double EV charging stations in Sonoma, Mendocino counties by 2024

Motorists could see the network of electric vehicle charge stations in Sonoma and Mendocino counties more than double in size, fueled by the infusion of $5 million in state funds over the next three years to help meet California’s electric fleet goals. The current number of universal, publicly accessible charging stations available across the roughly […]

San Francisco Ranked Fifth in State for Clean Energy Jobs

A recent report has revealed that clean energy jobs in California have outpaced jobs in the fossil fuel industry at a rate of five to one, and San Francisco has ranked as one of the top counties in the state for clean energy careers. Jobs in the renewable energy field vary from work in solar and wind, […]

Community Choice Energy Factfinding Tour

Fresno Policymakers Visit Operational Agencies On August 7 and 8, three representatives from the Fresno City Council traveled to Alameda and Sonoma counties for a tour of the operational Community Choice agencies (CCAs) in those counties, East Bay Community Energy, and Sonoma Clean Power. Representatives included Luis Chavez, President of the Fresno City Council, Dolores […]

Sonoma and Mendocino Selected for Regional Electric Vehicle Charging Installation Incentive Project

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – The California Energy Commission is partnering with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) and four local air districts to launch an incentive project with investments potentially reaching $6.75 million to expand publicly accessible electric vehicle charging (EV) infrastructure in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The incentive project, scheduled to launch in October of 2020, is an initiative […]

Bay Area cities poised to follow Berkeley’s natural gas ban

Last month, Berkeley became the first U.S. city to ban the installation of natural gas lines in new residential buildings. It probably won’t be the last — especially in the eco-conscious Bay Area. San Jose, Santa Rosa and Petaluma are among the cities looking into phasing out natural gas in some new buildings as a means of […]

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 […]