October 8, 2019


People walking through arch next to Lake Merritt at sunset

News Clips

Here Comes the Sun: Oakland Turns to Solar to Meet Peak Energy Demand

By Laurel Sheppard, Triple Pundit, July 25, 2019

The jet-fueled peaker plant at Jack London Square is getting replaced by clean distributed energy, cutting emissions.

Oakland Clean Energy Initiative to Replace Dirty Jack London Square Power Plant

By Jean Tepperman, East Bay Express, July 31, 2019

EBCE is pursuing a host of local development programs to reduce emissions and spur economic development, including clean distributed energy, new renewable generation, and electric vehicles for fleets.

Why Berkeley Banned Natural Gas in New Buildings

By Mark Specht, Union of Concerned Scientists, July 31, 2019

Berkeley became the first city in the nation to ban natural gas hook-ups in new construction. This article explains what the rule actually does and why it’s a great idea.

Bay Area cities poised to follow Berkeley’s natural gas ban

By San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2019

San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma are all looking at Berkeley’s natural gas ban, and may follow suit.

PG&E Alternative Headed To Pleasanton Residents, Businesses

By Tony McAllister, Patch, September 18, 2019

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously decided to move forward to join East Bay Community Energy.

California firm contracts ‘astoundingly’ cheap solar-plus-storage pipeline

By José Rojo Martín, PV Tech, September 30, 2019

EBCE has contracted for 225 MW of solar and 80MW/160MWh of battery storage, at an “astoundingly low” average cost of about 2.2¢ per kWh. That brings the total portfolio up to 550MW of renewables and 137.5MW/390MWh of battery storage.