Cities line up to join LA County's new clean energy provider

A new Los Angeles County program that promises members cheaper electricity rates and cleaner power is catching on quickly.

Sixteen cities have signed on to the fledgling Los Angeles Community Choice Energy, founded in April with a directive by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The nonprofit program offers Southern California Edison customers an alternative option to power their homes and businesses with solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric energy.

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Does C-C-A spell the end of the regulated electric utility in California?

Alternative providers may deliver more than 85% of the Golden State’s electricity by the mid-2020s, and there is a lot of uncertainty about how much they will be regulated.

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Does C-C-A spell the end of the regulated electric utility in California?

Meet community choice aggregation, public powers first cousin

In a white paper released in May 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission estimated that as much as 25 percent of the retail electric load of investor-owned utilities in California will shift to another source by the end of the year, and as much as 85 percent within the next decade.

A major contributing factor to this dramatic shift is the rapid rise in community choice aggregators — units of local government that provide an alternate energy supply to customers in a defined city or region.

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Meet community choice aggregation, public powers first cousin

Peninsula Clean Energy’s CEO Jan Pepper Honored as Green Power Leader of the Year

REDWOOD CITY, California, October 24, 2017 – This week Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 17th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which are competitive awards that recognize organizations and individuals for outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. Peninsula Clean Energy’s CEO Jan Pepper was honored as Green Power Leader of the Year by CRS.

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Peninsula Clean Energy’s CEO Jan Pepper Honored as Green Power Leader of the Year

Lancaster (California) is “Solar Capital of the Universe”

Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an expansion that tripled its original size.

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Lancaster (California) is “Solar Capital of the Universe”

Boston City Council votes to authorize Community Choice Energy

At the Oct. 4 City Council meeting, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to authorize the city to adopt Community Choice Energy with the goal of significantly ramping up the consumption of renewable energy across the city.

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Boston City Council votes to authorize Community Choice Energy

GreenPrime Electricity Recieves Green-e Certification

Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s Premium 100% Renewable Product is Green-e Certified as of September 1

Sunnyvale, Calif. – GreenPrime, Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s (SVCE’s) 100% renewable energy option, is now certified by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Energy program. Green‑e Energy is North America’s leading certification program for voluntary renewable energy sales. For twenty years, Green‑e Energy has certified renewable energy that meets the highest environmental and consumer protection standards. Green‑e Energy certification helps consumers make informed sourcing decisions, as certified products must meet requirements for quality and transparency.

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GreenPrime Electricity Recieves Green-e Certification