Cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay to Join Monterey Bay Community Power

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 5, 2018

Contact Shelly Whitworth

Telephone O: 831-641-7206 C: 831-229-0277

Email swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org

Today, the Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) Policy Board unanimously approved the inclusion of the cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay as new  members to the list of municipalities served by MBCP, one of California’s most innovative and fastest growing Community Choice Energy (CCE) agencies. By adding approximately 29,000 new  customers, MBCP will grow its customer base to over 300,000 customers served  exclusively with carbon-free energy or an additional reduction of 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions*.

“We are very excited to be joining Monterey Bay Community Power,” exclaimed San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon. “Our City is working toward one of the most aggressive climate change targets in the  country. By joining MBCP, we are able to achieve our 2020 Climate Action Plan target and  have a strong foundation to work toward longer term target of carbon neutrality, all while having access to new programs and stimulating our local economy.”

Today, 19 different CCEs, also known as CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators)  are serving eight million customers across California, helping to lead the way towards  achieving California’s ambitious climate goals. CCAs are also providing cities and counties with  more local control over their electricity needs and less dependence on investor-owned utilities  like PG&E to generate electricity.

“The City of Morro Bay is excited to join Monterey Bay Community Power, a proven Community Choice  Energy program, to bring affordable, greener and cleaner energy to our community,” stated Mayor of  Morro Bay, Jamie Irons.

Community Choice Energy has long been a key strategy for both San Luis Obispo  and Morro Bay to meet their climate goals. San Luis Obispo passed a resolution back  in 2015 to explore Community Choice Energy and most recently, San Luis Obispo became the  first city in California to set a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035. After  careful consideration, both cities concluded that joining Monterey Bay Community Power  is the fastest and most effective way to bring additional community benefits to the Central Coast. Last month, city councils of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay both voted unanimously in favor of joining MBCP.

“The CCA community continues to grow at a remarkable rate, driven by communities that vare committed to customer choice, reducing carbon emissions and embracing renewable energy resources,” explains MBCP.

CEO, Tom Habashi. “Here on the central coast, this new partnership with the cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay affirms our region’s long-standing commitments to environmental stewardship and economic stimulation. Our team is really excited to bring these cities into the fold and we hope more communities in our region and across California follow in their footsteps.”

The tentative date for MBCP’s newest member agencies to be operating under an amended Joint Powers Authority agreement is January 2020. After today’s vote, the motion moves the implementation plan to the California Public Utilities Commission for certification.

With the inclusion of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, MBCP continues to excel in providing tangible benefits to the Central Coast through carbon-free electricity, customer rebates and energy programs.

Read more here: 12-5-18_SAN_LUIS_OBISPO_MORRO_BAY_JOIN_MBCP

MCE receives state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

Ten California organizations will receive the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a ceremony Wednesday evening at the California Environmental Protection Agency.

“This year’s GEELA honorees are examples of how innovation, determination and vision can address some of our most significant environmental challenges,” said CalEPA Secretary Matthew Rodriquez. “From fighting climate change to reducing waste, their successful efforts are proving that environmentally sustainable practices can grow and support a healthy economy.”

Established in 1993, the Governors’ awards are given to individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions to conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.

This year’s GEELA awards will be presented at a ceremony tomorrow evening (Wednesday, Dec. 5) at CalEPA’s headquarters building. To watch the ceremony live, tune in at 7 p.m. by using the link available on the CalEPA Webcasts page. High-resolution photos of the event will be available to the news media upon request. For more information about the GEELA program and this year’s recipients, please visit CalEPA’s GEELA webpage.

The 2018 GEELA recipients are listed below by category:

Climate Change

MCE (Marin County) for a solar energy project that is putting community needs and local workforce development at the center of renewable energy development.

United Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles County) for pioneering the use of renewable biofuel in the commercial airline industry.

Dixon Ridge Farms (Yolo County) for advancing innovative energy self-sufficiency on the farm and serving as a model for sustainable climate change solutions in the agriculture industry.

Ecosystem and Land Use Stewardship

County of Santa Clara & Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (Santa Clara County) for their collaborative regional plan to conserve Santa Clara Valley’s working lands and focus new development in existing urban areas.

Environmental Education

SF Environment’s School Education Program (San Francisco) for its collaboration with San Francisco’s public schools that has dramatically reduced waste going to landfills and increased recycling and composting.

Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities

Moulton Niguel Water District (Orange County) for sustainable water initiatives that are using public-private partnerships, open data access and public outreach to improve water conservation and reduce pollution from urban runoff.

Surplus Service (Alameda County) for programs that are helping businesses reduce electronic waste by reusing and repurposing electronic parts that would otherwise be recycled or disposed of in landfill.

Napa Valley Vintners (Napa County) for a rigorous, comprehensive, third-party certification program that is helping to ensure that Napa Valley wineries are operating as sustainably as possible.

Waste Reduction

Construction & Demolition Recycling Inc. (Los Angeles County) for demonstrating that salvaging and repurposing interior debris from commercial building demolition is possible and cost effective, filling a void in the recycling industry.

Fetzer Vineyards (Mendocino County) for waste reduction, recycling and composting programs that divert more than 98 percent of waste going to landfills and incineration, demonstrating continued leadership towards a zero-waste economy.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges that included the Governor’s Office and the secretaries of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency; the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the California Environmental Protection Agency; the California Government Operations Agency; the California Health and Human Services Agency; the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency; the California Natural Resources Agency; and the California State Transportation Agency.

Read more here: MCE receives state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

SV Clean Energy Grants $75,000 to Nonprofits for Community Engagement

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) awarded a total of $75,000 in grant funds to six local organizations to collaborate on outreach to traditionally hard-to-reach and underserved residential customers. These grants complement the existing work and mission of trusted, local nonprofits while communicating SVCE’s services to a wide range of audiences.

Grantees include: Acterra, El Concilio, Interfaith Power and Light, Sound of Hope, Sunnyvale Community Services and the Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation. Many organizations will focus their outreach to customers on income-qualified energy discount programs. SVCE customers remain eligible for the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) and medical baseline programs, as well as the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

“As a community-owned agency, we’re dedicated to supporting nonprofits throughout our county that are providing important services to our customers,” says Girish Balachandran, SVCE CEO. “These organizations will help residents understand the benefits and on-bill savings that SVCE provides and communicate new energy programs that will reduce emissions and promote whole home health. We also look forward to learning from these organizations on how we can best serve the people and families in their networks.”

“We help vulnerable members in our local community with essential services, including financial aid for rent and utilities, food assistance, and screening for benefits,” says Marie Bernard, executive director of Sunnyvale Community Services. “We look forward to sharing how SVCE’s environmental and community benefits and competitive rates can further help the residents we serve.”

Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) offers emergency financial assistance and services to SVCE’s largest member community, the City of Sunnyvale. SCS will host an energy education workshop and share SVCE information at food distribution sites, low-income Title I schools, local libraries and community centers.

Several other grant recipients also reach low-income and non-English speaking residents. El Concilio, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life for underserved communities in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo, will share SVCE information regularly at community events, food distribution sites, health centers and the Santa Clara Mexican Consulate.

Sound of Hope, a nonprofit organization and radio network that informs and educates the Chinese-speaking community on local issues, will host an in-person workshop to help residents understand their energy bill and share information at community events.

The Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation will communicate how SVCE benefits their clients at community events and through their existing programs and services, such as in-office case management services and classes on computer skills, English as a second language and citizenship.

These three nonprofits will also host radio shows to share information about SVCE with audiences who primarily speak Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese, respectively.

California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) works with faith-based communities of all religions to combat climate change. CIPL will offer sample sermons, faith responses to climate change, welcome packets and information about SVCE to engage their member congregations.

Acterra, an environmental education and community action nonprofit, will host energy clinics at local libraries and senior centers. These drop-in events will give residents an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a representative who can answer questions about their energy bills.

The grant cycle is one year with the potential of continuing the program and awarding additional grants in 2019. These organizations will play a critical role in SVCE’s outreach strategy, helping the agency reach a broader audience and build the connections to promote and inform future programs.

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Read more here: SV Clean Energy Grants $75,000 to Nonprofits for Community Engagement

Largest California Solar-Plus-Storage Project Agreement Signed between Recurrent, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power

Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), today announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy LLC (“Recurrent Energy”) has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements (“PPA”) with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power for a 150 megawatt (“MWac”) solar power system with 180 megawatt-hours (“MWh”) of battery storage. This joint procurement effort represents the largest contracted solar-plus-storage project in California to date.

This first-of-its-kind partnership resulted from a joint procurement process that Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power launched in September 2017 to source cost-effective, renewable power for their respective communities.

“As a community choice aggregator, we are proud to help California lead the transition to clean, reliable and flexible energy,” said Girish Balachandran, CEO of Silicon Valley Clean Energy. “We are proud to partner on a new renewable energy project that makes a significant investment to reach our state’s carbon-free energy goals and contribute to solving the state’s grid integration problem by investing in large grid-scale energy storage.”

“We are excited to bring online the largest solar-plus-storage project by CCAs to date,” said Tom Habashi, CEO of Monterey Bay Community Power. “Joining forces in this process with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Recurrent Energy has been invaluable, as we bring onto the grid the clean electricity that we know our customers desire.”

Power will be supplied from Recurrent Energy’s Slate photovoltaic-plus-storage project to be built in Kings County, California. The project is scheduled to reach commercial operation in 2021, and the energy represented by the contracts is enough to power 37,500 homes, providing Silicon Valley Clean Energy with 55 percent of the energy, and Monterey Bay with the other 45 percent of the combined output.

“We’re excited to have participated in this joint procurement effort that will not only include solar, but a landmark amount of energy storage for the state of California as well,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar. “With the integrated storage component, both CCAs will have the flexibility to fill the battery when wholesale energy prices are low and then discharge the energy when prices are higher to meet their unique load requirements in a cost-competitive manner. Recurrent Energy was the first developer to close financing for a utility-scale solar project with CCA off-takers and we will leverage this expertise to ensure the project is successful.”

The project’s lithium-ion battery component is 45 MW nameplate with 180 MWh of energy capacity, allowing for four hours of flexible energy delivery.

Read more here: Largest California Solar-Plus-Storage Project Agreement Signed between Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power

SVCE Signs Major Contracts for California’s Largest Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) signed two long-term agreements for the largest utility-scale, solar-plus-storage projects to be built in California. The two projects will provide 153 megawatts (MW) of solar and 47 MW of storage and will be developed by Electricité de France (EDF) and Recurrent Energy Development Holdings, LLC. (Recurrent). These projects will come online in 2021 and will harness enough energy to power 39,000 homes annually.

Building storage in addition to solar turns the sun’s energy into a resource that can be used on demand, rather than only when the sun is shining. These projects will combine solar panels with large batteries to store energy that the sun produces during the day so that more clean energy can be discharged onto the grid during times of high energy usage in the evening.

“As a Community Choice Energy agency, we’re proud to partner on these groundbreaking developments that not only increase the long-term supply of renewables to our customers, but also make the electricity grid cleaner,” says Courtenay Corrigan, SVCE Board Chair. “These projects show our maturity as an agency, our financial strength and our continued commitment to decarbonization.”

“We are excited to help California lead the transition to clean, reliable and flexible energy,” said Girish Balachandran, CEO of Silicon Valley Clean Energy. “These new renewable energy projects are a significant investment towards reaching our state’s carbon-free energy goals and contribute to solving the state’s grid integration problem by investing in large grid-scale energy storage.”

The contracts are the result of a competitive bidding process that began in September 2017. SVCE’s collaboration with its neighboring Community Choice Energy agency, Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) took advantage of economies of scale for the combined four counties, allowing for more purchasing power to invest in these long-term agreements. The two agencies issued a joint RFO which received over 80 offers for new projects that were in various stages of development. The overwhelming response represents the vast amount of interest in new renewable energy development that continues to grow.

Read more here: SVCE Signs Major Contracts for California’s Largest Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

Peninsula Clean Energy Awards Six Grants Totaling Nearly $450,000 for Local Community Pilot Projects

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) of San Mateo County has awarded grants of up to $75,000 each for six innovative local pilot projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low-income customers, and advance electric transportation.

The Community Pilot Program awards will fund programs within the county to repair homes for low-income residents, promote access to electric vehicles, switch appliances from gas to electric, provide backup power for emergency shelters , and ensure safe appliance recycling.

“Peninsula Clean Energy is committed to investing in our local communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by advancing programs to electrify transportation and buildings,” said CEO Jan Pepper. “These are our first applicants to receive funding, and we look forward to promoting even more innovation in the future.”

A project with Build It Green in partnership with the non- profit El Concilio of San Mateo County, Hayward Lumber, GRID Alternatives, and Owens Corning will upgrade up to 16 low-income homes in Daly City and East Palo Alto with healthy home remediation and roof repairs to qualify the homes for energy efficiency improvements.

“We are excited to be able to leverage Peninsula Clean Energy funds to address critical home needs of some of the most vulnerable members of the community,” said Karin Burns, Executive Director of Build It Green.

Read more here: Peninsula Clean Energy Awards Six Grants Totaling Nearly $450,000 for Local Community Pilot Projects

Peninsula Clean Energy Starts Construction of 200-Megawatt Solar Facility

Los Banos, CA – October 11, 2018 – California’s largest solar installation built exclusively for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency broke ground today in California’s Central Valley. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the electricity provider for 290,000 San Mateo County customers, expects the 200-megawatt utility-scale Wright Solar project to come online in late 2019.

“This is a huge step for Peninsula Clean Energy and our customers,” said CEO Jan Pepper. “The Wright Solar project moves us toward our goal of providing all customers with 100% renewable power by 2025. This long-term contract locks in the price we pay for electricity, which helps ensure that our rates will remain low. The size of the project is unique for a CCA and positions PCE as a leader in the industry.”

Peninsula Clean Energy has an exclusive 25-year power purchase agreement with Wright Solar Park LLC to buy the solar facility’s electricity. The project is owned by Centaurus Renewable Energy and the construction and operations are managed by Clēnera, LLC. The solar facility is being constructed by Swinerton Renewable Energy with union labor hired from the surrounding areas. The facility will produce enough electricity to power more than 100,000 San Mateo County homes a year.

“One of our primary objectives for PCE is to grow the supply of new renewable energy sources,” said Dave Pine, founding PCE Board Chair and President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. “With the Wright Solar project, we are helping to fight climate change by adding 200 megawatts of new solar power. We’re also proud that the construction of this project will create approximately 400 union jobs in Merced County.”

“This project will help the County achieve multiple goals,” stated Lloyd Pareira, Vice-Chairman of the Merced County Board of Supervisors. “From new construction jobs being created to millions of dollars in new tax revenues being realized, we are pleased this investment is being made in our county.”

“An investment in solar energy provides value to American consumers and their communities on a local, state, and national level,” said George Hershman, President of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “Our team is proud to partner with Peninsula Clean Energy and Clēnera to bring affordable, clean power and hundreds of local jobs to California’s Central Valley.”

Peninsula Clean Energy was the fifth Community Choice Aggregation entity formed in California. PCE launched its service in October 2016 and provides electricity to all of San Mateo County. PCE estimates its lower rates save San Mateo County customers approximately $17 million a year.

The full release is here: PCE-Wright-Solar-Press-Release

Mayors Breed, Liccardo and Schaaf Condemn Today’s California Public Utilities Commission Decision as a Massive Giveaway to Multi-Billion Dollar Utility Corporations that Will Hurt Ratepayers, Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131

 

San Francisco, CAThe Mayors of the Bay Area’s three largest cities have issued the following joint statement following the Thursday vote at the California Public Utilities Commission that could increase costs for ratepayers and undermine the state’s clean energy plans.

“Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) delivered a severe blow to California ratepayers and the state’s environmental goals. We are extremely disappointed that the CPUC sided with multi-billion-dollar energy corporations like PG&E and against the interests of consumers and the environment. We will explore all options to sustain and protect our cities’ energy consumers and California’s clean energy leadership in the face of this unfortunate decision.

Coming just days after Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 100, this decision flies in the face of California’s new commitment to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Our Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs are implementing the State’s SB100 goals more aggressively than the utilities, even before the State adopted them, and now this decision undermines rather than supports our efforts. It is also very concerning that the CPUC’s rushed vote to impose a steep ‘exit fee’ on utility customers who choose renewable energy sources lacked transparency and opportunity for public input—with just six calendar days before the release of the final proposal and today’s vote.

The CCA programs pioneered by our cities and 16 other jurisdictions are fighting climate change by offering customers affordable, clean power options— with more renewable power and less greenhouse gas emissions than continuing service from PG&E. San Francisco started CleanPowerSF which has already enrolled more than 108,000 customers in renewable energy programs, with 360,000 set to be enrolled by 2019. East Bay Community Energy, which includes the city of Oakland, is set to enroll 555,000 customers by 2019. San Jose Clean Energy just launched in September and will begin offering 100 percent renewable energy options to all residents and businesses in Spring 2019.

These programs will be even more important as California races to reach its new carbon-free energy goals, but unconscionably, the CPUC, a state agency which should be leading the way to meeting SB 100 goals, has instead taken action that creates considerable uncertainty both for CCA programs and the state’s overall progress toward clean power.

When this decision is implemented, for example, San Francisco’s CCA consumers would pay an additional $40 million, which represents about 25 percent of the program’s annual revenues.  Today’s action will have increased the exit fee by 250 percent since San Francisco’s CleanPowerSF program launched in 2015.

We strongly rebuke today’s corporate-leaning, anti-environment decision and will redouble our efforts to ensure clean power is an affordable option for the 2.5 million Bay Area residents that we represent.”

Full press release: Mayors of Oak SF SJ Joint Statement on CPUC Exit Fee Decision

Mayors Breed, Liccardo and Schaaf Condemn California Public Utilities Commission Proposal that Could Hurt Ratepayers, Clean Energy Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131

 

San Francisco, CA— The Mayors of the Bay Area’s three largest cities have issued the following joint statement regarding the Thursday vote at the California Public Utilities Commission that could harm the state’s clean energy plans.

“On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is scheduled to take action on an issue that could significantly disrupt the state’s clean energy programs and increase energy fees for utility customers. We strongly believe the CPUC should delay this process to allow for a more transparent public review of these critical issues.

Our cities are working to fight climate change by developing clean power programs that are affordable to customers. San Francisco has started CleanPowerSF which has already enrolled more than 108,000 customers in renewable energy programs, with 360,000 set to be enrolled by 2019. East Bay Community Energy, which includes the city of Oakland, is set to enroll 555,000 customers by 2019. San Jose Clean Energy just launched in September and will begin offering 100 percent renewable energy options to all residents and businesses in Spring 2019.

These programs and the 16 other operating Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs play a fundamental role in California’s aim of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. But this progress could be disrupted by a proposal under consideration by the CPUC.

The CPUC will consider a proposal to drastically change the state’s Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), an exit fee that is paid to large, corporate utilities by energy customers when they switch to community-based clean power program providers in lieu of investor-owned utilities. Significantly raising exits fees will create price volatility and uncertainty and could threaten the future of our clean power programs.

This proposal could impact millions of California ratepayers, and affect California’s ability to meet its ambitious climate goals. But the CPUC is poised to act, despite offering little opportunity for public input and less than a week for local entities to review the full scope of the revised version of the plan, which was issued on Friday, October 5 with a vote scheduled for October 11.

The process has been rushed, opaque and with little concern for rate-paying customers. Jamming through this proposal without a robust oversight process is ill-advised, unnecessary and could have grave consequences for millions of Californians.

On behalf of the 2.5 million Bay Area residents that we represent, we strongly believe that the CPUC should delay this vote and allow for a true public review process. This issue is too important to rush through haphazardly. California’s clean energy future depends on this vital decision.”

Full release here: Mayors Oak SF SJ Statement on CPUC Exit Fee

Sonoma Clean Power Partners with Uber to Bring Incentives to EV Drivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kate Kelly, Director of Public Affairs/Sonoma Clean Power

kkelly@sonomacleanpower.org | 707.978.3468

 

Sonoma Clean Power Partners with Uber to Bring Incentives to EV Drivers

SCP Working with Transportation Platform to Reward Low-Emission Drivers

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power, the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is working with Uber, the San Francisco-based transportation platform, to incentivize local drivers to switch to electric vehicles.

Uber is most well-known for its on-demand rideshare app that connects riders with available drivers. The app has since expanded to offer multiple modes of transportation within one app. Uber recently announced its EV Champions Initiative, a pilot program to deliver at least 5 million EV rides over the next year.

“At SCP, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to achieve our Mission of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Because Uber is already changing the culture of transportation by promoting alternative ways to travel, we thought a partnership to encourage drivers to switch to clean, electric vehicles made a lot of sense,” said Cordel Stillman, SCP’s Director of Programs.

SCP is currently running the third and final iteration of its popular electric vehicle incentive program, titled Drive EV. Now through November 16th, 2018, customers in SCP’s service territory can save $1,000 – $4,000 on the purchase or lease of a new, or used, EV or plug-in hybrid.

In addition to SCP’s incentives, the participating local dealerships and their manufactures are offering significant discounts on their vehicles. Customers may also qualify for rebates from the State and local agencies. Combined, these incentives, discounts, and rebates can help drivers save thousands of dollars on the total vehicle price.

Uber driver-partners that use an all-electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid will now be eligible to receive an additional $1 for every trip by signing up for the Uber EV Champions program. Participating driver-partners can earn an extra $30 for 30 trips each week until January 2, 2019 thanks to the partnership between SCP and Uber.

As an additional part of Uber’s EV Champions program, Uber riders matched with a driver-partner in an EV now receive an in-app notification. EV drivers can offer riders in-car materials with basic information on the benefits of EVs and importance of electrification. This is a small step towards driving awareness and encouraging conversations between riders and drivers about EVs, breaking down the barriers to adopting more electric transportation.

About Uber

Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? More than eight years and ten billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.

About Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power is proud to serve the counties of Sonoma and Mendocino, as a self-funded, public electricity provider. Climate change affects everyone, so our programs are designed for everyone. SCP’s services are practical, affordable, and inclusive, inviting everyone to be part of the transition towards a clean energy future. To learn more, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.

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