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Sonoma Clean Power Extends EV Incentive Program Due to Fires

Press Release  Savings on Electric Cars + Free Home Chargers Extended through November 30th (Santa Rosa, CA) Because of the recent fires that have affected Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Sonoma Clean Power has extended the date for their Drive EverGreen program, to provide customers more time to take advantage of the purchase credits, incentives and […]

Peninsula Clean Energy’s CEO Jan Pepper Honored as Green Power Leader of the Year

REDWOOD CITY, California, October 24, 2017 – This week Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 17th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which are competitive awards that recognize organizations and individuals for outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. Peninsula Clean Energy’s CEO Jan Pepper was […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Customers Reduce Carbon Emissions While Saving Millions Annually

REDWOOD CITY, California, October 19, 2017 – What does a year bring to San Mateo County? On the one year anniversary of Peninsula Clean Energy offering electric power, San Mateo County residents and businesses have substantially reduced their carbon emissions while saving millions of dollars. Peninsula Clean Energy’s power is priced at 5% below PG&E’s […]

Lori Mitchell Named as Director of San José’s New Community Energy Department

Lori Mitchell has been appointed as Director of the Community Energy Department, by City Manager Dave Sykes. The San José City Council ratified her appointment today. With more than 20 years of experience in the renewable energy and utility industry, Mitchell comes to San José from her most recent employ ment at the San Francisco […]

Oakland Public Bank Organizers Look to Fund Renewable Energy

Advocates for a public bank in Oakland are looking to Germany for inspiration, as that country’s public banks fund a large portion of the renewable energy development. During a community forum hosted Sept. 25 by Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland, German economist Wolfram Morales explained how public banking works in his country and […]

Menlo Park: Mayor commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Menlo Park’s Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy” initiative, which declares a citywide commitment to pursue 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. According to a staff report, Peninsula Clean Energy, a nonprofit energy provider governed by participating cities in San Mateo County, currently provides, by default, […]

Energy Experts Debate Bills That Would Change Who Manages the State’s Power Grid

Environmental groups are opposing two assembly bills that are under review by California legislators, claiming the bills would promote the use of fossil fuels in the East Bay and limit consumers’ ability to choose their energy supplier. Assembly Bill 726 and Assembly Bill 813 would authorize California’s main grid authority, the California Independent System Operator […]

Napa’s Vine Transit Receives Grant for First Electric Buses

Napa’s Vine Transit plans to debut five new buses in a couple of years that will emit as much tailpipe air pollution as the Tesla and Chevrolet Bolt electric cars – none. The Napa Valley Transportation Authority recently secured a $1.1 million federal grant to help buy its first electric buses. The overall purchase price, […]

Novato Pledges to Switch to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2050

Novato has pledged to help its residents and businesses transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. “We’re putting a stake in the ground, saying we believe this is going to be our future,” said Gretchen Schubeck, the city’s sustainability coordinator. The city recently became Marin’s first jurisdiction to take on the lofty goal of […]

Oakland to Host Forum on Public Bank Plan

Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, At-Large, and Dan Kalb, North Oakland, are scheduled to host a discussion on Monday about the city’s efforts to create a public bank. The proposal is designed to assist the region’s cannabis businesses, which struggle to find banking services, and to help grow renewable energy resources. Earlier this week, the council […]