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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 […]

Marin Clean Energy Counsel: Communities Need ‘Passionate’ People Regarding Renewable Energy as Options Expand

SAN FRANCISCO – On Oct. 24, University of San Francisco law students hosted a panel of experts discussing Implications for California’s energy future. The audience of about 50 people learned about a new model of energy service in California, community choice aggregation (CCA) programs, which are a way that communities can choose their energy source […]

Sonoma Clean Power Enters World of Electric Vehicles

In the market for a new car? If you’re a Sonoma Clean Power customer in Cloverdale, you’re in luck. The choice aggregate alternative energy provider is offering its customers a new program to help further the county’s reliance on clean, local energy in lieu of fossil fuels. The program is called Drive EverGreen: with monetary […]

Editorial: Is Sonoma Heading Toward ‘Greener’ Pastures?

The Sonoma City Council is putting its GHG emissions where its mouth is – and, no, that’s not the opening to a joke about politicians and gasbags. Rather, it’s the reality behind two recent council decisions that show the city going in a notably green direction. It’s a small sample size, to be sure, but […]

Marin Transit to Buy All-Electric Buses for Fleet

Marin will have a first by late next summer — all-electric buses rolling around the county on a permanent basis. Marin Transit will buy two all-electric battery buses as part of a $1.6 million project to get cleaner-burning vehicles on the road. The project will provide an opportunity to test the technology using the two 35-foot buses, […]

eMotorWerks to Deliver Up to 1,000 Free Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Stations for Sonoma Clean Power Customers

San Carlos, and Sonoma, CA November 15, 2016– Recognizing the need to support rapidly growing electrical demand for electric vehicles (EV), Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has partnered with award-winning eMotorWerks to provide up to 1,000 free smart charging units to SCP customers while program funds last. eMotorWerks is a leading provider of cloud-connected, EV charging […]

eMotorWerks and Marin Clean Energy Announce SmartCharge Electric Vehicle Program to Maximize Renewable Energy Capacity in Northern California

MCE and eMotorWerks partner to meet electric vehicle (EV) charging demand and further increase affordable, renewable generation for Bay Area communities MARIN COUNTY, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — eMotorWerks, an award-winning leading provider of intelligent and connected smart-grid electric vehicle charging solutions, and Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California’s first community choice aggregation (CCA) program, announced a cutting-edge […]

Altamont Clean Energy Interested in Selling to County CCA

Three clean power firms operating in Alameda County are interested in selling energy to a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) entity, which the county is attempting to form in conjunction with interested cities. Two of the clean power firms represent renewable energy businesses that want to repower wind turbines in the Altamont. They plan to use […]