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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 […]

A green alternative to PG&E is being proposed

Local governance issues push the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power back to 2018. The plan now will be to start making purchases in the California renewable energy markets sometime in 2017 to support a 2018 launch. “The city of Monterey had originally planned to put the decision to join the JPA and start making […]

LeZotte, Norton: San Jose needs Community Choice Energy

San Jose’s neighboring cities are about to get greener electricity at lower rates. San Jose policymakers need to to catch up, move full speed ahead with their due diligence and give businesses and residents here greener electricity and lower rates, too. It’s all about competition. Right now, San Jose electricity customers have no energy choice […]

Silicon Valley Clean Energy is Hiring!

SVCE is looking for motivated and passionate professionals to join their team. Check out their job postings below! SVCE Job Application (to be completed for each position) Title: Director of Admnistration & Finance Open until filled. Salary: $134,400-$211,200 annually, DOQ Job Announcement Job Description Title: Board Clerk & Executive Assistant Open until filled. Initial screening begins 9/16/16 Salary: $7,700-$12,100 monthly, DOQ […]

Walnut Creek: New electrical generation service starts Sept. 1

Service to Walnut Creek residents and businesses from Marin Clean Energy (MCE) starts tomorrow. The new accounts from Walnut Creek and surrounding cities of Lafayette, El Cerrito, Richmond and San Pablo, bring MCE to approximately 250,000 subscribers. “Approved by the City Council in March, the change affects all households and businesses in incorporated Walnut Creek. The […]