Renewable Energy

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|

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 [...]

MCE Offers Free Charging for Electric Vehicles at MCE Solar Charge in San Rafael

MCE is offering free charging for electric vehicles (EVs) at our San Rafael office location in an effort to support our customers during this challenging time. Instructions for free charging have been posted on our EV charging stations located at 1125 Tamalpais Avenue in San Rafael. MCE’s 10 EV charging stations will be free until [...]

Is MCE Cheaper than PG&E? And Other Facts About MCE

If you’re new to MCE service, we know you may have questions. Who is MCE? How are my services changing? Will I need to pay another bill? Is MCE cheaper than my previous service with PG&E? MCE is here to help answer these questions so that you can feel great about your new energy [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|MCE News|

MCE Announces 10-Year Anniversary

Pictured above: MCE celebrates at its launch event on May 7, 2010. Founding Board Chair, Charles McGlashan, is at the podium. Celebrating Its Role in Transforming Community Energy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is excited to [...]

MCE Community Partnerships Support Resiliency Efforts

MCE is partnering with local community-based organizations to inform our resiliency program strategy, enabling us to more effectively serve our customers. As a public agency formed by local advocacy, community partnerships and collaborations are not only core to our mission but also offer a unique ability to create programs through grassroots engagement sensitive to local [...]

By |April 30th, 2020|Resiliency|

MCE Board Policy on Microgrids

On April 2, 2020, MCE’s Board of Directors adopted a new set of principles known as the “Principles of Preferred Resources for Microgrid Development Related to Public Safety Power Shutoffs.” While project development guidelines exist for the development of “behind-the-meter,” or customer-side microgrids, there is little guidance around the process for developing community-scale or “front-of-the-meter” [...]

By |May 1st, 2020|Resiliency, MCE News|

A Decade of Community Choice Energy in California

How a Decade of Community Choice Changed California’s Energy Landscape for Good By Dawn Weisz, CEO, MCE “New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!” –Arthur C. Clarke Community Roots: [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|MCE News|