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Taking Back the Power – Community Choice Aggregation: A Podcast Interview

Do you know the benefits that MCE brings to your community? Learn all about them, CCAs, how MCE got started (but almost didn’t!), all the energy options in your service area, and more in this delightful podcast conversation with Alex DiGiorgio, MCE’s Community Development Manager.

By |January 11th, 2017|The RE-Source|0 Comments

Union Bank Invests in the Environment

Union Bank's green just got a lot greener! All of Union Bank's offices that are located within MCE's service area have enrolled in Deep Green electricity service, enabling these locations to switch to 100 percent renewable energy and furthering the bank’s commitment to building healthy and sustainable communities. The decision makes Union Bank the first financial [...]

By |January 6th, 2017|The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments

Community Spotlight: Richmond Puts Action to Climate Change Dialogue

MCE congratulates Richmond on their ambitious and innovative Climate Action Plan (CAP) to address the impacts of climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissions in Richmond. The CAP – which was unanimously approved by Richmond City Council – inventories Richmond’s emissions sources, establishes emissions reduction targets, and identifies city and community actions to reduce emissions. The CAP ensures that [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Community Spotlight, The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments

U.S. EPA Honors Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Deep Green Energy Service Champion

This October the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for significantly reducing the park’s carbon footprint in 2015. Deborah Jordan, EPA's Acting Deputy Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, presented the Federal Green Challenge award at a renewable energy workshop at Fort Mason in San Francisco. “The Golden Gate National Recreation Area [...]

Marin Municipal Water District to Purchase Deep Green 100% Renewable Energy

Furthering its commitment to sustainability and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has voluntarily agreed to increase the percentage of energy purchased from renewable sources to 100% through MCE's Deep Green service. The District previously participated in MCE’s Light Green service, which means 50% of its energy was provided by renewable energy sources [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments

CalCCA Launches to Advance Local Energy Control and Green Electricity Options

California’s six Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs, MCE, CleanPowerSF, Lancaster Choice Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, and Sonoma Clean Power announced the launch of the California Community Choice Association, or CalCCA. With CalCCA as the preeminent statewide voice for these organizations, the Association will advocate for legislative and regulatory policies that support [...]

By |October 6th, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments

MCE Grows Solar Power Profile with Recurrent Energy

At the end of September, MCE signed a contract to partner with Recurrent Energy for a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 100 megawatt (MW) of solar power in California. Power from the Recurrent Energy-developed Tranquillity 8 solar project, located in Fresno County, will supply MCE with 100 MW of clean solar electricity, which is enough to [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments

1.5 Solar MW at Novato Cooley Quarry for Local Sol Service

MCE will soon be flipping the switch on a new community solar farm with the help of Danlin Solar, REP Energy, and the Novato Cooley Quarry. The Cooley Quarry project will supply Local Sol customers with brand new 100% solar energy. It was developed under MCE’s Feed-In Tariff, a standard offer contract for local renewable projects. Not [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Local Renewable Projects, The RE-Source|0 Comments

MCE Solar Customers Earn $1 Million+ for Excess Energy Production in 2015-16

MCE recently completed its fifth annual cash out process for rooftop solar customers, offering $1,028,452 in check payments to buy the excess solar generated electricity from approximately 3,000 customers. “It’s gratifying to see so many customers receive checks through MCE’s net energy metering program,” said Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE. “Of the $1 million MCE [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|NEM, The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments

9% Rate Reduction for September 2016 Announced

Typical electric customers will pay slightly less than PG&E for MCE’s 50% renewable energy service On June 16, 2016, MCE’s Board of Directors voted to reduce energy rates by an average of 9%, effective September 1. This means the cost of MCE Light Green 50% service will be slightly less than the cost of PG&E’s 30% [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|0 Comments