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Recurrent to Sell 100-Mw of Solar Power to MCE for Community Choice Aggregation Program

On September 27, Canadian Solar Inc. subsidiary Recurrent Energy announced a 15-year PPA for 100-MWac of solar power in California with MCE, California’s first operating community choice aggregation program. MCE is a not-for-profit, community-based electricity provider. The PPA will sell power to MCE from the Recurrent Energy-developed Tranquillity 8 solar project, located in Fresno County, […]

Santa Rosa Backs Expansion of Sonoma Clean Power to Mendocino County

Santa Rosa will support Mendocino County joining Sonoma Clean Power, even though the move could diminish the city’s influence over the public power agency.

The City Council decided Tuesday that the benefits of supplying power to 30,000 new residential and commercial customers to the north outweighed any dilution in its voting power from adding two new seats to the agency’s board.

Oakland Aims for Clean Energy Fix to Health, Jobs Gap

Laurie Shaff, the mayor of Oakland, CA sees Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as a way for her city to meet two of its goals: “diminish the health impacts of carbon emissions and create job opportunities for low-income and minority residents.” “We believe we could get to 50 percent renewable energy by 2020,” Schaaf said. “Community […]

Alternative to PG&E Coming

Fort Bragg, CA has voted unanimously to join the Sonoma Clean Power Joint Powers Authority (JPA). Service will begin on June 1, 2017. “The Fort Bragg City Council has unanimously decided to move forward with joining the Sonoma Clean Power Joint Powers Authority, directing staff on Monday to bring back a resolution and an ordinance […]

City Of Richmond Wins Two Gold Awards for Sustainability, Energy Savings

The City of Richmond, CA earned two gold awards from the Institute for Local Government’s Beacon Program, and their partnership with Marin Clean Energy helped earn the city those awards. “Sustainability projects touted in Richmond’s application included the redesigned Mathieu Court Alley, water conservation initiatives at City Hall, Richmond’s partnership with Marin Clean Energy and […]

Video from the San José Clean Energy meeting 9/12/16

The City of San José held an informational meeting covering San José Clean Energy on September 12, 2016.

Sonoma County to Offer Incentives for Drivers to Switch to Electric Cars

In an effort to reduce the number of “gas-guzzling” cars off the road, Sonoma County is working on an initiative that could potentially give residents financial incentives to switch to more efficient vehicles. Sonoma Clean Power also has their own plans to help Sonoma County drivers make the switch; more news of that program should […]

Election 2016: Questions for Los Altos Council Candidates

A forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave. Six candidates are running for three seats in the Nov. 8 election. In advance of the forum, organizers have prepared questions for the candidates. Following is the first in a series […]

San José Community Energy Informational Meeting

Sept 12 (Monday), 2016 – 6:30-7:30 pm:  Attend a Public Information Session Learn more, get energized San José is considering establishing a renewable energy utility for our community. Come to an informational meeting and learn more. For more information: San Jose Clean Energy webpage (City of San Jose) San Jose Community Energy (community group)  Clean Power Exchange (Center for Climate Protection’s […]


The city of American Canyon, CA has opted in for “light green” power for their 40 municipal buildings with Marin Clean Energy (MCE). “Light green” delivers 50% renewable energy, and the city has the option to change to the 100% renewable “deep green” plan in the future. Only one of the city’s buildings was not […]