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California needs a new model for how power is delivered

Mercury News Gov. Gavin Newsom ripped Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday, calling the power shutdown that affected hundreds of thousands of Californians unacceptable. “This is not a climate change story as much as a story about greed and mismanagement over the course of decades,” he said. “Neglect, a desire to advance not public safety […]

Millions of Californians Lost Power Because PG&E Refused to Spend Money to Fix Its Problems

Vice On Wednesday, much of Northern California went dark. Residents in 34 California counties received just a day’s warning before their lights went out. As weather conditions created increased wildfire risk, Pacific Gas and Electric, the same utility that caused many of the deadliest fires in California’s recent history, shut off the power rather than […]

CleanPowerSF Wins Prestigious C40 Cities Award

San Francisco is one of seven cities internationally recognized for inspiring and innovative climate action policies San Francisco, CA — CleanPowerSF, the City’s local renewable energy program, has won a C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award, a prestigious honor that provides international recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership. San Francisco was one of […]

SFPUC Celebrates Public Power Week by Encouraging Employees to Take Part in Clean Energy Challenge

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Will Reisman 415-551-4346 wreisman@sfwater.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2019 SFPUC Celebrates Public Power Week by Encouraging Employees to Take Part in Clean Energy Challenge New effort focuses on local residents upgrading to 100 percent renewable energy in their homes   San Francisco, CA—To celebrate national Public Power Week and Energy […]

Clean Power Alliance Signs New 300 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement

The project’s 2020 online date will help CPA meet SB100 goals ten years early while enabling CPA to lower customer costs. Clean Power Alliance (CPA) signed a power purchase agreement for a new utility-scale wind turbine project. The project was approved by CPA’s Board of Directors at their October 3rd board meeting. The project contracts […]

California wants a carbon-free economy by 2045: Can floating offshore wind help it get there?

Utility Dive Emerging floating offshore wind technologies could save California electricity customers billions in the next two decades and play a key role in achieving the state’s ambitious climate and renewable energy goals, a new report concludes. But the mechanics of floating wind remain unproven at scale and developers face multiple permitting and financing hurdles. Nevertheless, California […]

SV Clean Energy Issues Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

New programs announced to increase EV charging throughout Santa Clara County Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has released an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Joint Action Plan (EVI Plan), which assesses and prioritizes future EV charging needs across local communities. It outlines new SVCE programs focused on deployment of charging infrastructure needed to sustain […]