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River City Bank Opens Second Office in San Francisco Bay Area

River City Bank is expanding its presence in the Bay Area with the establishment of a new office in the Financial District of San Francisco. This new location provides commercial banking and project finance services, and houses the Bank’s Clean Energy Division focused on servicing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) clients, expanding relationships with other players in […]

Pioneer California solar company Sun Light & Power installs 905-kW system for San Francisco International Airport

California’s pioneer solar company Sun Light & Power has successfully completed the installation of a 905-kWp solar array atop the new long-term parking garage at San Francisco International Airport. Sun Light & Power worked with SFO, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors and solar panel manufacturer REC for the system. The solar array is one of several […]

CleanPowerSF tripling households served with municipal electricity

More than 250,000 San Francisco homes and businesses are about to become customers of CleanPowerSF, the municipal electricity program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. In preparation for what will be the largest enrollment effort in the program’s history, the SFPUC began notifying residents and merchants this week that, by the spring, they’ll be […]

San Francisco Explores Taking Over PG&E’s Local Electricity Assets

Almost as soon as Pacific Gas & Electric announced that it was saddled with liability from several deadly wildfires and would be filing for bankruptcy, San Francisco Mayor London Breed directed the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to look at taking local control of power distribution. On January 29, PG&E, California’s largest utility, officially filed for […]

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 […]