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Oakley: Committee to review bulk energy purchasing

OAKLEY — A newly formed committee is looking into ways it can purchase greener and potentially more local energy on behalf of residential energy users. The question is whether to join a Community Choice Energy group, which is an organization of local governments that pool the demands of their communities and purchase and develop power on their […]

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Calls for Cities to Fight for Environment Despite Trump Presidency

SAN JOSE (BCN) — At a conference in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called for cities across the country to continue fighting for the environment under a new presidential administration “not likely to be a significant partner in our battle against climate change.” Liccardo is one of 16 Bay Area mayors […]

Going “Deep Green” Among Napa County Budget Options

Napa County is already looking ahead to a 2017-18 budget that raises such questions as to whether county buildings should use 100 percent renewable energy. But adding bold new, far-reaching county programs? That doesn’t appear to be in the cards. “We expect this to be a fairly lean budget year,” Assistant County Executive Officer Alice […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Prepares for Next Phase of Renewables

The transition toward renewable, alternative energy in San Mateo County is slated to accelerate in the coming months. Peninsula Clean Energy, the county’s new electricity provider, is finalizing contracts with energy suppliers and enrolling a second batch of residents, businesses and farms as customers. Meanwhile, staff and board members are proceeding carefully as they plot […]

Danville, San Ramon Consider Options for Buying Electricity

DANVILLE — Residents will have a chance to weigh in next week on a plan that could change how they get their electricity. Danville and San Ramon, along with Contra Costa County and other East Bay municipalities, are studying whether to join an existing electricity cooperative or perhaps form their own. Danville has approved spending $10,000 […]

EDF EN Commissions 708 MW of US Wind, Seals Solar PPA

EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) said today it has commissioned four US wind parks with a combined capacity surpassing 708 MW and also announced the signing of a 150-MW solar power purchase agreement (PPA). EDF EN, which is the renewable energy arm of French power group EDF (EPA:EDF), said it has commissioned the 125.6-MW Tyler […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Cut Residential Rates 10 Percent

Citing a significant drop in the cost of solar power, Sonoma Clean Power says it will cut its electric rates for residential customers in March about 10 percent. “Solar is beginning to drive the electric market in California,” said Sonoma Clean Power CEO Geof Syphers. The price for solar power “has been dropping remarkably,” Syphers said. […]

Stern: How Silicon Valley Can Fight Trump’s Energy Agenda

While President-elect Donald Trump is naming climate science deniers and fossil fuel representatives to his Cabinet, Silicon Valley continues to invest in the clean energy economy. In coming years, our region’s leadership on environmental sustainability will be crucial to countering the regressive energy policies of the new administration. Companies, universities, and individuals in Silicon Valley […]

Sonoma County, Windsor to Use Holding Ponds for Solar Power

In a creative approach to producing clean, cheaper electricity, plans are moving ahead to install floating solar panels on holding ponds operated by the Sonoma County Water Agency and the Town of Windsor. One of the more appealing aspects of the floating panels is they don’t take up agricultural land, open space or scenic corridors, […]

County Establishes Energy Authority

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors officially created a regional energy authority. The board also finalized a Joint Powers Agreement to allow East Bay municipalities to work together to procure energy for customers and have more input ensuring that energy comes from clean, local, renewable sources. Already, 11 local cities have voted to join Alameda […]