Carbon Free Electricity is here!

Silicon Valley Clean Energy hosted a launch party on April 3rd, 2017 to celebrate the inauguration of 100% GHG-free electricity to its first 68,000 customers.  About 100 people attended, and Carbon Free Silicon Valley's President, Bruce Karney, was there to give a wonderful speech.

Bruce was interviewed afterward by David Louie of Channel 7 News.

Thanks to everyone who made this day possible, especially Carbon Free Mountain View/Silicon Valley co-founders Cherie Walkowiak and John Scarboro and to the Sunnyvale residents who got the CCA ball rolling in the first place: Gerry Glaser, Barb Fukumoto, Margaret Okuzumi, James Tuleya and the members of the Sunnyvale Sustainability Commission and Sunnyvale Cool.

Learn more about the greener, cheapter electricity now available in Santa Clara County here:

Silicon Valley Clean Energy - Your New Community Electric Provider

New Carbon Free SILICON VALLEY Group Forming

Carbon Free Mountain View is launching a new, more inclusive group called Carbon Free Silicon Valley (CFSV for short). This article describes its purpose and how you can become a member of its new email list.

 

REASON FOR THE NEW GROUP

Carbon Free Mountain View (CFMV) started in 2013 with a focus on renewable energy in Mountain View, but for the last two years we have found ourselves working primarily on regional issues. About 1/3 of our Group’s members do not live in Mountain View, and many who do live in the city have interests that extend beyond its borders. We have been asked to create a new email list and web presence that will be more appealing to non-MV residents.  We are now doing just that.

Early in 2017 we will build out our website and begin to hold public CFSV meetings.  Those meetings will be announced through our mailing list (which you can subscribe to below). For more information about CFSV, email Steve Schmidt, our public information officer.

 

HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW EMAIL LIST?

Click the button below, then click the link that says "Apply for membership."  Note: you need to be logged into Google to access the online forum, which is a Google Group.

The email list will be used for topics relating to GHG reduction in our region.  Share your ideas and learn from others.


We are combating climate change regionally.  

We hope you join us!!

 

Silicon Valley Clean Energy to provide 100% carbon free electricity!!!

Silicon Valley Clean Energy released the following to the press on July 14, 2016:

Silicon Valley Clean Energy to provide

100% carbon free electricity at lower rates in 2017

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA:  The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCE), a partnership of 12 local governments, will bring its residents and businesses 100% carbon free electricity at lower costs when it begins operation in 2017. On July 13th, SVCE’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the plan.

“Offering 100% carbon free electricity at lower rates is a game-changer, fulfilling our vision to end reliance on fossil fuels and bring new choice to all of us currently served by a monopoly provider,” said Rod Sinks, chair of the SVCE Board of Directors. “Residents and businesses will continue to receive a single bill and distribution services from PG&E, while getting the dual benefits of less expensive electricity powered by wind, water and solar sources.”

The Board approved recommendations to guide negotiations with power suppliers over the next five years for 100% carbon free electricity at a lower cost than Silicon Valley residents and businesses pay now.  Many community advocates were at the Board meeting, speaking in support of this monumental decision. Bruce Karney, President of the community group Carbon Free Mountain View said "Carbon Free Mountain View is very excited by the decision that was made, and we look forward to its implementation.” The initial power supply mix will be comprised of 50% renewable power sources and 50% carbon free large hydroelectric projects, for a total of 100% carbon free electricity.  But these power supply parameters are just the beginning; SVCE will also set aside 1% of its revenue to invest in local renewable energy projects and energy programs, further expanding the climate impact of its offerings.

“We are very excited that the SVCE board took this bold and decisive step toward a greener future for Silicon Valley. The board’s action is a declaration that Silicon Valley will lead in mitigating climate change as it does in many other ways,” said Tom Habashi, SVCE CEO.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) was established in March 2016 to provide residents and businesses with a new choice to the traditional utility model: a community controlled power supply that offers electricity from cleaner energy sources at competitive rates, through the creation of a new, nonprofit public agency. SVCE will serve the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Gilroy, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and the unincorporated portions of Santa Clara County starting in April 2017. For more information:  www.svcleanenergy.org