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​Placer County Residents May Soon See Cheaper Electric Bills

Residents in multiple Placer County cities and towns began receiving letters over the weekend with the headline: “Your electricity service is about to get less expensive.” The letters are part of an effort led by Placer County to switch all PG&E customers in Rocklin, Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln and Loomis, as well as unincorporated areas of […]

NCPA to Provide Services for Community Choice Aggregation

The Northern California Power Agency on Nov. 15 said that it will be providing a variety of wholesale energy services to California’s Pioneer Community Energy. Pioneer was established to provide local decision-making authority over electricity supply. Pioneer’s initial service territory will cover areas currently serviced by investor‐owned electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric. State law […]

Boreal Mountain Resort Aims to ‘Play Forever’ with Environmental Initiative

With the final days of summer winding down, Boreal Mountain Resort and Woodward Tahoe opened its doors with $10 passes on Saturday, Sept. 17, for one final summer festival as the resort hosted its third annual Community Day event. Hundreds of youngsters jammed into The Bunker at Woodward Tahoe to show off their skills in […]

Going Green: Group plans to help Nevada City reach its sustainability goals

A new committee has formed to help Nevada City reach its goal of relying solely on renewable sources for its energy use. The “100% Renewables Committee” was recognized as an independent charter this week by the Nevada City Council. According to group member Don Rivenes, the committee’s first task is to assess the city’s current […]

Lake Tahoe Unified School District Adopts ‘Green’ Resolution

The South Lake Tahoe Unified School District is getting a little greener. Earlier this week, the board unanimously adopted a resolution supporting expanded energy efficiency programs and sustainability improvements, according to a press release. The resolution also supports green building practices, greater biking, walking and transit options for students, school lunches with more locally sourced […]

California’s Tree Die-Off Gives Life to New Business

Deep in California, in the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task. Forest Supervisor Dean Gould sees the evidence every day of the state’s massive tree die-off, a crisis that’s claimed more than 102-million trees over eight million acres in […]

Gone green: The Foothills Event Center invests in renewable energy

When Mardie Caldwell purchased and rehabilitated The Foothills Event Center in 2013, she says she had a vision for creating a warm, welcoming gathering place for the community in an environmentally friendly facility. Changes, both small and large over the past few years have made that vision a reality. A few weeks ago, a large […]

U.S. Surpasses 40 Cities Committed to 100% Renewables, Notes Sierra Club

On Thursday, just days after Orlando, Fla., established a similar goal, Nevada City, Calif., joined the growing list of U.S. cities that are officially committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Surrounded by city council members, key members of the community and partners, Nevada City Mayor Duane Strawser announced the city’s near-unanimous vote to […]

California Survives the Eclipse without Losing Any Energy

FOLSOM, Calif. – When the moon partially obscured the sun here on Monday, dozens of engineers watched from a large, gray control room outside Sacramento. Electric grid operators at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which delivers 80 percent of the electricity in a state that has more solar energy capacity than every other state […]

City Council Votes to Join Energy Authority

Lincoln City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to join the Sierra Valley Energy Authority, a Joint Powers Agency (JPA) that might provide electricity at lower rates than PG&E. Councilmen Gabriel Hydrick and Stan Nader voted against joining the Sierra Valley Energy Authority. According to a report by Lincoln Economic Development manager Shawn Tillman, legislation passed […]