100% Renewable

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|

MCE Receives 2020 Acterra Business Environmental Award

MCE Solar One Recognized in the Environmental Project Category in Partnership with City of Richmond and RichmondBUILD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE will be the recipient of Acterra’s 2020 Business Environmental Award in the Environmental Project [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Clean Energy (without Installing Your Own Solar Panels!)

As an increasing number of Californians join the effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many households and businesses are looking into rooftop solar options. Installing solar panels is a great way to offset your electricity-related carbon footprint and reduce your electricity costs, but for many of us rooftop solar may not be a [...]

By |April 10th, 2020|Homes, MCE News|

Answers to 8 FAQs about Charging Electric Vehicles at Home

One of the most underrated benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is being able to permanently remove “go to the gas station” from your Errands To Do List. With an EV, you can “refuel” at the most convenient place: your home. Home EV charging is easy to set up, but can be new territory for [...]

MCE Partners for 160 MW New California Solar Energy

Longroad Energy Acquires First Solar's Little Bear Solar Portfolio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org TEMPE, Ariz. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — US-headquartered First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced today that Longroad Energy is the acquirer of four solar projects with a combined capacity [...]

New Incentives and Improvements Added to MCE’s Feed-in Tariff Program

MCE’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program was created in 2010 to promote the development of new renewable energy projects in MCE’s service area. By providing a standard offer contract with fixed pricing to developers at above-market rates, MCE aims to help overcome barriers to Bay Area renewable energy development. To date, MCE’s FIT program has [...]

Pollinator-Friendly Ground Cover Now Required for New Solar Projects

MCE is excited to announce a pollinator program requirement designed to safeguard critical habitats.* MCE is the first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that requires new solar project partners to plant pollinator-friendly ground cover throughout the project site and submit a pollinator scorecard every three years. This new requirement – which applies to both [...]

Top 3 Ways Electric Vehicles Save You Money

Once considered niche, EVs were initially promoted as luxury cars with a six-figure sticker price. Today, the growing number of public charging stations and lower costs make EVs a compelling option for car shoppers. There are now several rebates that can make the cost of buying or leasing an EV even less than a gas-fueled [...]

MCE Releases Fall 2019 Update on Climate Action Advancements Across its Bay Area Service Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2019 MCE Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto | Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE released a new report today highlighting climate action advancements across the four Bay Area counties its serves — including a record number of local governments in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, [...]