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Community Choice Aggregation 

One of the most prominent benefits of CCAs is that it offers communities with local control over energy decisions; choosing who provides their communities energy and what will be used to provide it. CCA offers energy independence, price stability and more efficient Energy Efficiency programs.

2016 On-Site Energy Conference on April 8, 2016

The Clean Energy Cluster along with its sponsors will host the 2016 On-Site Energy Conference on April 8, 2016 Join Clean Power Exchange’s Woody Hastings for a breakout session during the event. Details coming soon!   Breakout sessions Co-generation Energy Storage Solar Food Waste to Energy Featured speakers Paul Hughes, The Wonderful Company Mark McAffee, […]

City of SLO to look into buying power from renewable sources

“San Luis Obispo leaders this week indicated interest in exploring a program that allows communities to purchase alternative power supplies for their customers rather than the local utility’s mix of energy sources.” City of SLO to look into buying power from renewable sources, By Cynthia Lambert, The Tribune, April 1, 2015.

Who should decide San Diego’s energy future?

“For more than a century, investor-owned utilities have chosen how much electricity to tap from one source or another — coal, natural gas, uranium, hydro power, wind, solar and so on. But during the past decade, a handful of municipalities have wrenched away the decision-making by forming nonprofit entities that direct those utilities on how […]

Edison Plans $11 Million Santa Barbara Power Infrastructure Overhaul

“Southern California Edison plans to replace transformers, switches and cables all over downtown Santa Barbara as part of an $11 million project to reduce the number of power failures throughout the city.” “Santa Barbara Councilman Gregg Hart urged Edison to make sure that any infrastructure changes include planning for the future, and the potential for Community Energy Choice, which would […]

Editorial: Valley Communities Take Note, Davis Charts Its Own Energy Path

The City of Davis and Yolo County have both voted to take steps towards creating a Community Choice Aggregation program. This program would give residents the choice of cleaner energy sources at lower prices, beginning in less than two years. “The goal is lofty: to provide more renewable energy, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and give […]

Community Choice Energy: A California transformation in one decade

by Ann Hancock, Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection In October 2014, at our first Business of Local Energy Symposium, only two operational Community Choice programs existed in California: Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. A mere sixteen months later, Community Choice is taking off across the state. We reported this story in our […]

Symposium inspires innovation and camaraderie

Innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie emerged as themes defining the Center for Climate Protection’s second Business of Local Energy Symposium, held March 4, 2016. Titled “Creating the Clean Energy Economy,” the Symposium’s keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on Community Choice energy and how to optimize competition and choice for significant greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, […]

When Communities Choose Their Energy, They Get a Better Deal

“Silicon Valley continues to lead the nation in the transition to a clean energy economy. In addition to driving innovation at some of the world’s leading cleantech companies, residents and businesses in the region will soon be able to participate in community choice energy programs providing new energy offerings from clean and renewable sources. The […]

Cities moving to clean energy: Twenty municipalities sign on to new county program, PG&E launches solar program

“Nearly 300,000 PG&E customers in San Mateo County will get their energy from renewable sources by the end of the year as all 20 of the county’s cities have agreed to form a joint powers agency with the county to buy clean power in bulk.” Cities moving to clean energy: Twenty municipalities sign on to […]