MARIN CLEAN ENERGY RATE COMPARISON
Amazing Value for a Small Premium
MCE is now able to help customers compare rates since PG&E has filed its electricity generation rate schedule with the California Public Utilities Commission. It's estimated that the cost differential between MCE's mix of 50% renewable energy and PG&E's 20% renewables is only about $2.50 a month for the average household!
That means starting in July 2012, for $2.50 a month more, MCE will procure two and half times as much green energy for you as PG&E. Quite a bargain for our carbon-busting green power mix! This pricing includes the exit fee imposed on our customers by PG&E. We are developing a calculator for our website that will show the billing comparisons; we'll let you know when it is posted. Meanwhile, if you're curious about what your PG&E bill will look like with MCE, you can view a sample bill here.
One more note on cost: in the next few months MCE customers will receive a credit on their PG&E bill as a result of a CPUC ruling that retroactively reduces fees that PG&E is allowed to charge our customers.
So, we here at Marin Clean Energy are delighted to be delivering good news as well as great green power to our Marin community.
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RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL VOTES
MARIN ENERGY AUTHORITY
The City of Richmond wants Marin Clean Energy! Here's an excerpt from the resolution they passed on May 15, 2012:
"WHEREAS the City of Richmond fully supports the mission of MEA, which states that the purpose of MEA is to address climate change by reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions and securing energy supply, price stability, energy efficiencies and local economic and workforce benefits. It is the intent of MEA to promote the development and use of a wide range of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency programs, including but not limited to solar and wind energy production at competitive rates for customers, and
"WHEREAS the City of Richmond fully supports MEA's current electricity procurement goal of 50 percent renewable energy content...
"NOW THEREFORE the Richmond City Council requests that the Board of Directors of the Marin Energy Authority approve the City of Richmond as a member of the Marin Energy Authority...."
We are proud that other communities are acknowledging the benefits of Marin Clean Energy, and Richmond is the first outside of Marin County to sign on with us. MCE plans to welcome Richmond customers to our service in 2013! More information will be available soon.