Marin Clean Energy

What’s Inside?
  • MCE Travels to Paris to Participate in 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties
  • MCE Commits to 80% Renewable, 95% Carbon-Free by 2025
  • Tips to Reduce Your Energy Bill This Holiday Season
  • Take the Cool California Challenge and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Deep Green Champion of the Month – Tamalpais Community District Services

Local Leadership to Present Story of Marin Clean Energy at COP21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris
Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is honored to be joining countries and world leaders from around the globe later this month at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris. This year’s annual conference is critical because the expected outcome is a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
 
Official COP21 Video
After the devastating attack
on Paris earlier this month, many events have been cancelled; however, COP21 has decided to move forward proving the importance of creating a binding agreement to protect our global environment.
On behalf of MCE, our
thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the devastating attack in Paris. We hope that the Climate Conference will serve as a shining light for a
brighter future.
COP21 will feature an esteemed delegation representing California’s trailblazing CCA policies-including leadership from the Governor’s office, Marin Clean Energy, LEAN Energy US, and the City of Richmond-organized by Kyoto USA and the Sequoia Foundation.

“Our mission is to address climate change by reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions and securing energy supply, price stability, energy efficiency and local economic and workforce benefits. We are honored to be joining nations from all over the world to discuss a matter of critical importance to our communities, and to share solutions that can make change.”  MCE CEO, Dawn Weisz

MCE Sets Goal to Reach
80% Renewable, 95% Carbon-Free By 2025
MCE strives to provide electric services to its customers at stable and competitive rates, utilizing the cleanest possible sources of electric energy 
MCE is continuing to push the envelope with its mission to reduce energy related greenhouse gas emissions. By 2025, MCE has set the goal for its Light Green program to be 85% renewable and 95% carbon-free, currently 56% renewable and 60% carbon-free.

In addition to its ambitious renewable and carbon-free goal, MCE is also planning for increases of new, in-state energy generation. MCE set a policy to limit unbundled renewable energy certificates (RECs) to 3% of its energy supply starting 2016.

What’s a REC you ask? Click here to learn what they are and how they are used.

‘Tis the Season to Reduce Your Electricity Bill

Lower Your Carbon Footprint – Win Your City

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The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a statewide competition between 22 communities to see who can lower their carbon footprint the most. The challenge runs from October 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016. Only one community will prevail, but when it comes to reducing our energy and water use, everyone wins!
Proudly, nine of this year’s 22 Challenge communities are MCE members – Benicia, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Richmond, San Pablo, and Sausalito!
 
 
We Invite You to Join the Challenge and 
Earn Points Here
This online tool will track your energy usage and record the points you earn.

Meet Tamalpais Community Services District
Deep Green Champion of the Month
The mission of the Tamalpais Community Services District (TCSD) 
is to protect and enhance a healthy community in Tamalpais Valley
TCSD programs are carefully crafted to serve the public and  preserve the environment. Thanks to TCSD, residents in Tam Valley enjoy: free woodchips and compost collection, along with complimentary collection buckets and rolls of BioBags©. Composting participation in Tam Valley is almost double the national average! TCSD also collects e-waste, batteries, CFL light bulbs, and medical waste, making  it easy for households to dispose of waste properly.
“Choosing Deep Green 100% renewable energy aligns perfectly with the mission of the Tamalpais Community Services District to protect and enhance a healthy     community in Tamalpais Valley. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through Deep Green is an easy way for us to be better stewards of the environment.” 
General Manager, Jon Elam