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iStock_000004788253Medium_revIt's no surprise that the rising cost of fossil fuels and their environmental impact is driving a global transition toward renewable energy. But if you're feeling a touch of déjà vu, you're not off base – we've done this all before. Our ancestors used whale blubber to light and heat their homes. Then the whale population dwindled and blubber became too costly (plus the whales were dying out), so we switched to kerosene. Later we replaced kerosene with electricity from coal and natural gas, and eventually became dependent on petroleum.

Now the shift is toward renewable energies like solar, wind power, and nuclear. The technologies are still developing, and many are already available with government rebates and energy company incentives to boot. Use this section to learn about the opportunities and decide what makes the most sense for you.

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Geeking out on Community Choice Aggregation

The introduction of the MCE Napa County clean energy option is made possible through community choice aggregation (CCA). If you’d like to know more about CCA, we’ve put together some user-friendly resources to help answer questions about CCA programs in general and how a CCA will work in Napa County.

Clean Energy Choices Coming to Unincorporated Napa County

If you are a resident or business in the unincorporated area of Napa County, be sure to watch your mailbox for more information about MCE Clean Energy, which offers utility customers the choice of 50% to 100% renewable energy as a source of power.

Get Rolling After the Shaking and Rattling

Homeowners (of both mobile homes and others) and tenants: If post-quake cleanup has you wondering how you’re going to pay for it all, you may find financial help from PG&E, through the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program. The goal of ESA is energy efficiency, but many of the upgrades they offer also target things that you may need to fix after the quake


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SNC Events and News



SNC featured on Comcast "Newsmakers"
Want to know more about Sustainable Napa County, how the organization got started, and what we are up to now? Watch ... More >
Energy savings pay off for school district
How is the Napa Valley School District saving nearly $300,000 a year?  Through energy efficiency of course! ... More >

Other Events and News



Gasser Goes Green: Conservation features and so...
Feb 21, 2009 Gasser Goes Green Conservation features and solar panels installed By KEVIN COURTNEY Register Staff Write... More >
Napa City Council makes history
Adopts city’s first mandatory high performance building ordinance On December 2, 2008 the Napa City Council... More >



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