Yes, the City’s Building Department offers expedited permitting (1 to 3 days) for Solar Power Projects.
FAQ Topic: Energy Conservation
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is a community-owned electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP sources renewable and local low-carbon electricity at competitive rates and PG&E delivers it through its existing utility lines. PG&E continues to do billing, maintain the power lines, and handle new service requests and emergencies.
This PG&E website contains tips to conserve energy.
Energy efficiency means to use less energy to perform the same task. Basically to eliminate energy waste. Energy conservation is to not use energy. For example, turning lights off in an unused room is energy conservation while switching to more energy efficient lights such as LEDs is energy efficiency.