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MCE’s Fifth Local Solar Project Brought Online at Larkspur Cost Plus Plaza

Local real estate developer Rawson, Blum & Leon (RBL) is leveraging MCE’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program to utilize unused rooftop space at its popular shopping center in Larkspur, CA. The project, built on the roof of Cost Plus, will deliver over 265 kilowatts AC (345 kW DC) of solar photovoltaic energy to the grid, enough […]

sPower Signs 105 MW PPA Under Community Choice Aggregation Program

sPower has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 MW-AC of solar power with community choice aggregator MCE in California, making it sPower’s largest contract of this type to date, and the largest community choice aggregation (CCA) agreement known to pv magazine. CCA programs are beginning to stand up and be noted in […]

Contra Costa County, Cities Moving Forward with Alternative Energy Plan

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Several Contra Costa County cities and the county’s Board of Supervisors are considering developing a way for residents to buy more electricity from renewable sources while simultaneously abandoning PG&E. The so-called community choice programs, allowed under a 2002 state law, grant cities and counties the ability to set up nonprofit […]

Interested In Energy Provider Alternative To PG&E, Concord?

CONCORD, CA – The City of Concord is exploring the possibility of participating in a program with other Contra Costa County cities and the county that would provide residents with an alternative to PG&E as the provider of electricity to their homes or businesses. Community Choice Energy is a local, not-for-profit governmental program that buys and […]

Local Green Energy Authority Quietly Launches in Alameda County

The Oakland City Council voted last Tuesday to become part of a regional green energy authority, joining twelve other cities in Alameda County. Together the cities represent 90 percent of the county’s total electrical load. “Without sounding trite, the future is bright for the power authority,” said Victor Uno of the International Brotherhood of Electrical […]

‘Clean Energy’ Now Powers Napa County

An estimated 92 percent of Napa County homes and businesses are now using a majority of “clean energy” to power their homes, offices and wineries. Napa County selected Marin Clean Energy as its default supplier in 2014 for those living and working outside its five cities. In September MCE became the default provider for local […]

Livermore Council Votes to Take Part in Energy Program

The Livermore City Council voted to participate in the Alameda County Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) energy program. CCA enables local jurisdictions to procure electricity on behalf of customers within its borders. Goals of the program are to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide energy at a lower rate. PG&E will continue to […]

Linkedin Opens Building Company Says Is ‘Net Zero Energy’

LinkedIn has unveiled what the company says is its first “net zero energy” building at its Sunnyvale campus. The social networking company held a grand opening Nov. 16 to showcase the building at 880 W. Maude Ave. Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks his fellow council members and city staffers were on hand for the tour. The 40,000-square-foot building generates […]

Dublin Council Votes to Take Part in Energy JPA

The Dublin City Council voted to sign a joint powers authority (JPA) that will create a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) entity involving Alameda County and some cities in the county. The CCA would purchase energy. The vote at the Nov. 15 meeting was 4-0, with Mayor David Haubert absent. Two weeks earlier, Haubert and councilmembers […]

Green Energy and Jobs

It’s been over a decade in the making, but Alameda County is finally setting up a massive green energy program that could create thousands of high-wage jobs in the East Bay. The kicker is that electrical bills will be lower than what PG&E currently charges, according to a feasibility study completed by the county. The […]