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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 […]

Inventor of Community Choice Describes CCA 2.0

How can Community Choice power the energy revolution? “The next five years will see more change in the energy industry than has occurred in the previous fifty years.” So begins “Community Choice Aggregation 2.0 Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources in a CCA Environment,” a recently released a white paper by the inventor of Community Choice […]

MCE Strengthens Commitment to California Renewables

MCE Strengthens Commitment to California Renewables Kings County, California Receives Royal Amount of New Solar Panels  MCE is proud to announce that on August 23 one of its newest California In-State renewable energy projects, the Mustang Solar Power Project, will commercially be online. Developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy, it will generate 100 megawatts of clean electricity which […]

SF to Expand CleanPowerSF Energy Load amid Strong Customer Demand

By Joshua Sabatini on August 10, 2016 San Francisco plans to expand its renewable energy supply after more customers than expected chose the new power service over PG&E. After being entangled in politics and the energy monopoly’s opposition for more than a decade, CleanPowerSF began serving its first customers 14 weeks ago. City officials say […]

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors votes to join Sonoma Clean Power

Mendocino County supervisors have formalized their intent to join public supplier Sonoma Clean Power in a bid to offer greener, cheaper electricity options to county residents. More than 30,000 residential and commercial customers could be offered a choice between PG&E, the county’s dominant electricity supplier, and Sonoma Clean power by early next summer if things […]

Commentary: Walnut Creek right to choose clean energy (East Bay Times)

Walnut Creek City Council member Bob Simmons explains the reasons why he and his fellow council members felt Marin Clean Energy was the right choice for their city. “Three principal reasons for this decision are (1) this was, by far, the best way for the city to reduce greenhouse gases and implement its Climate Action […]