The city of Rancho Mirage is hoping to encourage more residents to install solar panels on their home by offering a new rebate program. The program, approved by the Rancho Mirage City Council last week, will give eligible residents a $500 rebate after the completion of a new solar project. Councilman Ted Weill said the […]
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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. […]
Humboldt County may see a significant boost in its renewable energy portfolio should a proposed onshore wind energy farm be built near Scotia, according to local officials. The San Diego-based company Humboldt Wind LLC that is leading the project is set to host two public meetings in Fortuna and Eureka next week to discuss details […]
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 […]
California has become a world leader on climate change, and local communities are joining in the call to create a carbon-free environment. One of the tools communities have to achieve our ambitious climate goals is creating locally run, greener electricity providers to offer an alternative to large investor-owned utilities. Communities across the state are jumping […]
Climate change is not abstract; it’s not amorphous. But weather forecasters talk about weather, not climate. Reporters tend to focus on the emergencies brought on by extreme weather, not the climate. Given that Earth’s temperature has increased by one degree Celsius already—and if we hit two our heads explode—that’s a whole lot not to be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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