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Albany Joins Energy Provider Partnership

  The City Council this week voted to participate in the East Bay Community Energy Authority JPA, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that would allow cities in the East Bay to pool together in purchasing energy. Supporters say CCA programs allow member cities to use economies of scale to negotiate cheaper energy for their […]

Community Choice Energy Coming to Berkeley

BERKELEY — The City Council next week is expected to formalize Berkeley’s participation in East Bay Community Energy, a community choice energy program expected to be launched in Alameda County cities in fall 2017. The program will allow member cities to pool resources to purchase energy, using economies of scale to negotiate cheaper prices for their […]

Wrightspeed and the Ratto Group Unveil Range-Extended Electric Collection Truck

Wrightspeed Inc., an Alameda, California-based manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains for heavy-duty applications, and The Ratto Group, a Santa Rosa, California-based waste, yard waste and recycling collection and processing company, have unveiled the first commercial application of a range-extended electric collection truck. The companies say this truck represents a new era for the global […]

Community Choice Aggregator Signs PPA with First Solar for 40 MW-AC

While waiting for national and international leadership which in many cases has not come, a number of cities and counties across the United States have decided to take matters into their own hands and set their own goals to move to renewable energy. As one of the most direct policy options to do this, six […]

SF May Speed up Effort to Take All of PG&E’s Power Customers

San Francisco has enrolled tens of thousands of power customers in a renewable energy program since May in competition with PG&E, but the big question now is how fast The City will enroll the remaining hundreds of thousands of such customers. CleanPowerSF’s history dates back more than a decade, as the community choice aggregation program was caught […]

CleanPowerSF is Bringing Cleaner Electricity to Your Neighborhood!

The City and County of San Francisco, through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), is partnering with PG&E to offer electricity generated from cleaner sources like wind and solar. This program is called CleanPowerSF and provides San Francisco electricity customers with cleaner energy at competitive rates. Drop by anytime during one of our upcoming […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Seeks More Renewable Electric Supply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2016 Contact: Dan Lieberman dlieberman@peninsulacleanenergy.com Phone: 650-395-9190 Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2016 Request for Offers (“RFO”) for Product from Eligible Renewable Resources. With this RFO, PCE is expanding its purchase of clean, renewable energy for the residents and businesses of San […]

Community Choice Victory in Alameda County

October 4th marked a victory for East Bay communities and the East Bay Clean Power Alliance’s Clean Power to the People efforts. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve establishing a Community Choice energy program with a commitment to maximizing community benefits and including community input in the governance of the program. The County approved […]

MCE Wins 2016 Green Power Leadership Award

On Monday, October 17, the Center for Resource Solutions presented MCE with a Green Power Leadership Award at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference, recognizing MCE’s championship of renewable energy as an accelerator in the development of green power markets. “It’s an honor to be amongst the many diverse recipients of this prestigious award,” said Dawn Weisz, […]

Mendocino County Joins Sonoma Clean Power After Unanimous Vote

10/13/16 Santa Rosa – The Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) Board voted unanimously to approve expanding their service area to unincorporated Mendocino County and the cities of Fort Bragg, Point Arena, and Willits, with service starting in June 2017. Following the vote, Mendocino County Supervisor Dan Hamburg was sworn in by SCP General Counsel Steve Shupe as the newest member of the SCP Board.