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‘Opt-in’ bill for power customers moves ahead

A bill that would change how community-based power providers like Sonoma Clean Power enroll new customers cleared a big hurdle in Sacramento this week.

Sonoma Clean Power opposes ‘opt-in’ bill

Officials with Sonoma County’s startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.

PG&E, Sonoma Clean Power make pitches to customers

The head of Sonoma County’s startup public power agency Tuesday shared a stage for the first time with an official from PG&E as the electricity providers vie for customers ahead of Sonoma Clean Power’s May launch.

Sonoma Clean Power says rates will beat PG&E’s

Cleaner power and competitive rates. Those twin goals have driven the development of Sonoma County’s startup public power agency since it was proposed years ago by local climate activists and business interests. Now supporters of the venture say they will deliver on both counts, after officials overseeing Sonoma Clean Power on Thursday formally approved retail rates that will beat those set for PG&E for power generation this year.

Sonoma Clean Power projects rates that beat PG&E’s

Customers enrolled next year with Sonoma County’s startup public power agency could see some savings on their electricity compared to rates proposed by PG&E for 2014.

Sonoma Clean Power moving ahead on contract

Officials with Sonoma County’s startup public power agency are taking final steps geared toward entering into a primary power supply contract.

Sonoma Clean Power lays out green energy goal

Officials overseeing Sonoma County’s startup public power agency on Thursday unveiled terms of a proposed power supply contract they contend would make their venture immediately greener than PG&E.

PG&E may scale back plan to protect Prince Memorial Greenway in Santa Rosa from toxic sludge

The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is rethinking how to best prevent contamination from a downtown property from migrating toward Santa Rosa Creek, representatives told the City Council on Tuesday.

Sonoma Clean Power debate: Can electricity be both green and cheap?

Electricity from Sonoma County’s fledgling public power agency can be cheap or green, and there may be conflict over the choice, Sebastopol Mayor Michael Kyes said.

‘Green costs more,’ said Kyes, who will be seated later this month on the governing board of Sonoma Clean Power, the local agency that aims to displace PG&E as the area’s leading energy provider.

But Geof Syphers, interim CEO of Sonoma Clean Power, said the agency aims to deliver power that is both cleaner and cheaper than PG&E.

Sonoma Clean Power expected to tweak policies at Tuesday meeting

Sonoma County officials are set to debut a fledgling public power agency next week by taking on several key decisions in the first open meeting of the Sonoma Clean Power Authority.

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