marin clean energy
Pacific Sun writer Peter Seidman updates the progress of Marin Clean Energy in this thorough report, on December 11, 2008.
"The Marin Energy Authority is a done deal. But proponents of forming a county environmental energy agency continue their call for a march toward a clean-energy future in Marin."
You can read the whole story here.
Marin Independent Journal Editors have published another in their series of PG&E friendly editorials, critical of the pioneering Marin Clean Energy Initiative, now moving ahead following affirmative votes by the county Supervisors, and several of Marin's towns and cities last week, establishing the Marin Energy Authority.
Now Novato must decide whether to join
By Paul Jones
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:10 PM PST
Marin IJ Returns to Marin Clean Energy Issue
PG&E has approached the Marin Board of Supervisors with a proposal to supplant Marin Clean Energy. They may make their request for a delay of passage of the county ordinance and agreement this week at the Board of Supervisors session (Tuesday October 28). Read the IJ's latest story here.
PG&E, proponents of Marin power initiative debate how to help planet - and the price
David Orth is the General Manager of the San Joaquin Valley Power Authority, California's most advanced Community Choice Energy plan. The weekend edition of the Independent Journal carried his OP/ED piece that precedes a week of meetings and workshops here in Marin- several featuring David and other leaders in the CCA movement.
Read the entire story here.
"A fan of Marin's green energy plan
Article Launched: 09/28/2008 12:04:44 AM PDT
PG&E MAY PROPOSE GREEN ELECTRONS PILOT PROGRAM TO MARIN
Brad Breithaupt, Independent Journal Staff Writer, reported on September 12, 2008 that PG&E will be pitching a plan to Marin governments to provided 100% "green" electrons to Marin County- as a Pilot Program. We'll be following this story very closely, particularly because it could put years of work on Marin Clean Energy, so full of promise for locally generated renewable power, in jeopardy.
Tam Hunt writes in Renewable Energy World (August 20 2008) that Community Choice Aggregation for Local Electrical Power is a very promising, advanced, government policy to address the climate crisis in a very significant way.
Bonnie Allen, writing in the August issue of North Bay Biz, has laid out the nuts and bolts, as well as the future economic vision for Marin Clean Energy. This article is one of the best journalistic efforts to date on Marin's pioneering renewable energy initiative. After you read the quote, below, enjoy the full story here.
Peter Seidman, Environment Reporter at the Pacific Sun, wrote this very balanced article on Marin Clean Energy in May of 2008. He points out that our current Investor Owned Utility (IOU), PG&E, has begun an "adversarial" campaign to prevent MCE's establishment by vote of Marin's City Councils and County Board of Supervisors. Below are two salient quotes from the article. Click here to read the whole story.