MCE News

MCE Provides Off-Grid Portable Batteries to 100 Medically Vulnerable Residents

California’s upcoming fire season represents a risk of power outages for customers throughout the state. MCE is working with customers in our service area to help alleviate the strain of these outages by offering energy resiliency solutions to ensure a reliable supply of energy. Being energy resilient allows customers to keep necessary electricity flowing [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Resiliency, MCE News|

Top 3 Questions About Electric Vehicles Answered

Every year, as vehicle prices drop and battery life improves, more and more consumers are choosing EVs. As an increasing number of EVs are hitting the road, we’ve put together some information to help you decide if “changing lanes” to electric is the right choice for you. What Is an EV? An EV is any [...]

How MCE Is Building More Energy-Resilient Communities

From running our refrigerators to powering our lights, electricity is essential for our daily activities. When the power goes off unexpectedly or as the result of a planned PG&E public safety power shutoff (PSPS) event, the impacts on homes and businesses can be profound. MCE is working with our customers and community partners to help [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Resiliency, MCE News|

MCE Changemaker: Jonathan Brito

The Changemaker blog series celebrates MCE’s 10-year anniversary by recognizing the extraordinary people who support us and further our mission. Jonathan Brito is an instructor with RichmondBUILD, a Richmond-based academy focused on developing the skills necessary for people to find successful careers in construction and green-collar jobs. In 2017, Mr. Brito worked on the [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|MCE News|

MCE’s Commitment to Environmental Justice

MCE's Environmental Justice in Energy Series series explores the ways environmental justice is essential to MCE’s mission to address climate change by reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions with renewable energy and energy efficiency. Environmental justice (EJ) is defined by the EPA as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, [...]

By |July 21st, 2020|MCE News|

A Love Letter to My Induction Cooktop

When my wife and I moved into our condo, we knew it would be a perfect home for us and our dog Spock. Well . . . almost perfect. I’m a pretty serious home cook, and our previous house featured a large, well-equipped kitchen with a robust four-burner gas cooktop. Our new kitchen was much [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Energy Efficiency, MCE News|

Top Four Reasons to Upgrade your Gas Stove

Are you looking to replace your gas stove? If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, and looking for ways to increase the efficiency of your home while improving indoor air quality, perhaps an electric or induction stove is a better choice for you. Before you make a decision on your next kitchen appliance, here are [...]

Investing in Sustainability Careers: Training & Job Creation through Local Partnerships

This series explores the ways environmental justice is essential to MCE’s mission to address climate change by reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions with renewable energy and energy efficiency. In order to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, California has been sheltering-in-place for months, closing businesses, and leaving record numbers of community members unemployed, [...]

What’s the Difference Between Carbon-Free & Renewable Energy?

The terms carbon-free and renewable are often used in similar contexts, but these two resources create different environmental and economic impacts. For example, MCE’s standard service, Light Green, is a minimum of 60% renewable and, in 2019, was also 90% carbon-free. So, what does it mean when energy is described as carbon-free or renewable, [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|MCE News|

Certify & Amplify 2020: MCE Hosts CPUC Supplier Diversity Program Workshop for Local Businesses

MCE recently hosted our second annual, free workshop introducing local businesses to the benefits and opportunities available through the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Supplier Diversity Program. Our local Chambers of Commerce helped us get the word out, and we invited businesses to learn how to certify through this unique contracting clearinghouse for California’s [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|MCE News|