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Original post made on Jan 9, 2020

In the fall of 2014, two San Mateo County supervisors sat down with a group of environmental advocates to discuss something called "Community Choice Aggregators," or CCAs — a phenomenon that was just starting to take off in California.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

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Posted by member
a resident of another community
on Jan 9, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Fraud plain and simple.

"Between October 2016 and April 2017, Peninsula Clean Energy threw a series of virtual switches, and grid-related emissions in the county were slashed dramatically"

Gee, a wonderful virtual switch that will turn all things wonderful. I had no idea that was the way power is generated and distributed in CA.

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Posted by our community home
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm

> I had no idea...

No argument here.

Thank you, Supes Pine and Groom. As we've learned over the last few years, Climate Change is going to change our world dramatically. All ideas are welcome; let's pick the winners and move forward to provide a beautiful earth for our offspring.

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Posted by kjb
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jan 11, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Thank you Matthew Vollrath for your reporting on the county's green energy program. I'm all for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However after reading the article, I still don't understand what PCE does. Do they fund and actually build new green energy projects (if so, where does the money come from?)

Thanks for any clarification you can provide.

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Posted by Kit
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jan 13, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Where can I find great deals from state (rebates) on green cars?

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