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COLUMN: Going green is all the rage but the California Public Utilities Commission is fighting us

George Fendler writes about producing his own electricity.

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News Release

Monterey Bay Community Power changes name to Central Coast Community Energy

Agency expands service area to 29 cities and four counties.

A rendering of the gas station design rejected by the SJB Planning Commission. Image from June 3 meeting agenda packet.

Housing / Land Use

SJB Planning Commission rejects roof design for gas station island

Owner will return in July with an alternative that reflects town character.

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Business / Economy

Community choice energy providers acquire long-term renewable resources

Monterey Bay Community Power and Silicon Valley Clean Energy sign contracts for 210MW of geothermal and solar energy in California.

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Education / Schools

SBHS to hold ceremony for new solar PV system

The event will take place on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m.

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Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Community Power launches solar incentive program

MBCP says goal of Project Sunshine is support solar installations for up to 20 families.

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Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Community Power says rebates expected to total $4 million

Community choice energy agency looks to dedicate $1.25 million in additional funding for local energy programs in 2019.

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Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Community Power strikes major renewable energy deal during first year of operation

Community choice energy agency makes long-term wind energy investment.


Government / Politics

Panoche Valley Solar Project money begins to reach county

It has taken eight years, and the PV2 solar project is nearly a third of original design, but tax monies are finally beginning to come to San Benito County.


Veterans Memorial Building Goes Solar

The solar panels are used to power the whole building.

San Juan Bautista Strategic Planning Committee members listen to a presentation by Leslie Austin of APAL Climate Action Team

Business / Economy

APAL Climate  Action Team approaches San Juan Bautista on clean energy efforts

The committee will be making a recommendation to move forward with the project at the next city council meeting.


Business / Economy

Environmentalists win, county loses revenues in solar project settlement

After years of legal maneuvers by environmental groups, the Panoche Valley Solar Project is reduced to one-third of original design as ConEdison plans to move much of the project to Southern California


Business / Economy

Supes demand cancellation of solar project, threaten litigation against ConEdison

After hearing the Panoche Valley Solar Project will not pay sales tax to the county, supervisors demand project be canceled and litigation initiated against ConEdison.


Government / Politics

June 9 Supervisor Meeting to Discuss new Power Company to Provide Renewable Energy

Meeting will be held at county Board of Supervisors' chambers to inform public about formation of Monterey Bay Community Power that would provide renewable energy

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Children and Youth

Report will shine a light on potential solar options for high school

Board members hear from TerraVerde about becoming a solar-powered campus