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October 2016

Community Spotlight: Richmond Puts Action to Climate Change Dialogue

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00October 28th, 2016|Community Spotlight, The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00October 27th, 2016|Awards, Deep Green Champions, The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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 [...]

MCE Wins 2016 Green Power Leadership Award

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00October 19th, 2016|Awards, The RE-Source, Press Releases|

On Monday, October 17, the Center for Resource Solutions presented MCE with a Green Power Leadership Award at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference, recognizing MCE’s championship of renewable energy as an accelerator in the development of green power markets. “It’s an honor to be amongst the many diverse recipients of this prestigious award,” said [...]

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

By |2016-10-20T15:38:07+00:00October 11th, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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 [...]

CalCCA Launches to Advance Local Energy Control and Green Electricity Options

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00October 6th, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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 [...]

MCE Grows Solar Power Profile with Recurrent Energy

By |2016-10-06T10:29:31+00:00October 5th, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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 [...]

July 2016

1 Solar MW at Novato Cooley Quarry for Local Sol Service

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00July 7th, 2016|Local Renewable Projects, The RE-Source|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00July 7th, 2016|NEM, The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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 [...]

June 2016

9% Rate Reduction for September 2016 Announced

By |2019-01-30T22:51:20+00:00June 22nd, 2016|The RE-Source, Press Releases|

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% [...]