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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
(SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power, the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, was a co-recipient of the Grand Award at this year’s Bay Area Metro Awards, which recognizes individuals and organizations advancing solutions to ease the housing crisis, improve the transportation system, and make the nine-county region more resilient. Every year, the Metropolitan Transportation […]
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by swapping out gas and propane appliances One of the County of Marin’s newest efforts in addressing climate change focuses on a source of greenhouse gas emissions that has largely been ignored: our home appliances. About one-third of greenhouse gases produced in Marin comes from buildings, mostly the result of burning […]