Entries by CalCCA

Butte County, Chico considering new electricity system

Butte County and Chico are considering a move to a less expensive way of providing electricity to business and residents, after a feasibility study of the community choice aggregation concept shows promise and savings. The option, approved by the Legislature in 2002, allows cities and counties to purchase power for their citizens from any source. […]

Petaluma joins solar revolution

Geof Syphers got in his Chevy Volt Tuesday morning, like he does most days, and headed to the Sonoma Clean Power office in Santa Rosa. Later that morning, he traveled south to the Lavio family farm in west Petaluma and drove to the back of the property where about 4,000 solar panels had been installed […]

Monterey Bay Community Power announces enrollment for MBprime program

Monterey Bay Community Power rolled out its 100 percent eligible renewable service program on July 1, along with residential enrollment. MBprime is designed to further reduce the environmental impacts of generating electricity while reducing dependence on fossil-fuels. MBprime provides electricity generated from eligible renewable sources such as wind and solar. Although all MBCP service offerings […]

Supervisors decide to pursue community choice energy program for entire Santa Barbara County, Cities

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to pursue a community choice energy program for unincorporated areas and interested cities, after a feasibility study yielded opposite conclusions to last year’s naysaying report. Community choice energy programs, or CCEs, allow counties and cities to choose the source of electricity, such as renewables including wind […]

SV Clean Energy offers community engagement grants up to $20,000

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) invites applications from nonprofit organizations for a small grant pilot project to collaborate on outreach to residents in Santa Clara County. This grant opportunity is designed to utilize local nonprofits to help provide accurate information to electricity customers about SVCE’s mission, benefits, programs and upcoming changes on residential energy bills. The […]

Ready to party, Monterey Bay Community Power is enrolling

Santa Cruz residents will get an up-close look at the region’s evolving array of renewable energy offerings at the first-annual Community Power Festival this weekend. The free event, to be held Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at San Lorenzo Park, is organized by nascent nonprofit energy provider Monterey Bay Community Power. The government-backed […]