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San Francisco May Make PG&E a Multibillion-Dollar Offer in Weeks

(Bloomberg) — San Francisco may make a multibillion-dollar bid within months for some assets owned by California power giant PG&E Corp. Mayor London Breed told the utility owner in March that the city may submit a formal offer for its electric distribution system in San Francisco “within the coming months” if the acquisition proves feasible, […]

In 3 Years, Sonoma Clean Power Incentivized Over 1,250 Electric Vehicles

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, recently announced the results of its electric vehicle (EV) incentive program. In an effort to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, SCP incentivized 1,258 electric vehicles for its customers over the last three years. During each iteration of the Drive EV program, […]

Storage Star to Break Ground on New Smart-tech, Solar-Powered Storage Facility in Napa

NAPA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 8, 2019–Storage Star announced today that a brand new, state-of-the-art, smart technology self-storage facility, powered by 100% renewable energy, is set to break ground on Friday, May 10, 2019. The 10:00 a.m. groundbreaking will take place at the new site at 300 Devlin Rd. in Napa, launching the region’s first new storage […]

Moody’s Assigns Investment Grade Credit Rating to Peninsula Clean Energy

REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 7th, 2019 – Moody’s Investors Service assigned a first-time Baa2 Issuer Rating to Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). Moody’s Issuer Rating is an independent assessment of PCE’s financial strength over the long term, and PCE’s outlook is stable. PCE is the second Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to obtain an investment–grade credit rating. “Peninsula Clean Energy is excited to have reached this important financial milestone. May […]

CalCCA Statement on Moody’s Assigning Investment-Grade Credit Rating to PCE

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) congratulates Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) on obtaining a Baa2 Issuer Rating from Moody’s Investors Service. “PCE’s achievement of an investment-grade credit rating speaks to the inherent strengths of the CCA business model in California, and the leadership role CCAs are playing in the state’s efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and […]

sPower and MCE Complete Largest Operational CCA Solar Project in California

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–sPower, an industry leader in solar and wind assets, working collaboratively with MCE, announced that they recently achieved commercial operations on a 130 MWdc solar project in Lancaster, California. The project, named Antelope Expansion 2, completed by sPower in December of 2018, will sell output to MCE under a long-term Power Purchase […]

‘Green’ building and energy efficiency keys parts of rebuilding for some in Sonoma Valley

Arthur Dawson and his wife, Jill, think green. They have an electric car and do what they can to be environmentally friendly. When they started thinking about rebuilding their Glen Ellen home after the 2017 wildfires, they thought about all the sustainable options and incorporated as many as they could to make their new home […]

Energy’s future is solar plus storage

Solar power is growing in California, but is it growing too fast? Because solar power is generated only when the sun is shining, it is reasonable to ask: “Can we have too much of a good thing?” The simple side of the answer is no, we need to continue to grow our renewable energy capacity, […]

Electric-car evangelists seek converts in Marin

San Rafael resident Dale Miller says that for the sake of the environment, it’s time to switch to an electric vehicle. “Our goal is to dispel the myths and to promote electric vehicles,” said Miller, president of the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association. “They are fun to drive, cost less to drive, are very low […]

Community choice agencies stabilizing power industry

Amid the uncertainty and concern surrounding PG&E’s bankruptcy and safety violations, Community Choice Energy (CCE) agencies have emerged as a stabilizing force in California’s power industry. We represent three of 19 CCE programs currently operating throughout the state. Locally, we are accelerating climate solutions while saving more than 870,000 households and businesses tens of millions […]