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The City of Agoura Hills said will take part in the L.A. County Community Choice Aggregation program, a green energy plan that gives residential and business customers the chance to buy energy from sustainable sources at purportedly lower costs. At the Nov. 8 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, four of the five council members voted […]
Beverly Hills City Council members unanimously expressed interest in joining Los Angeles Community Choice Energy at its study session on Nov. 7, a step toward delivering residents and businesses the option to use renewable energy at potentially lower rates. “I think we’re late to the party, but I guess better late than never,” Councilman John […]
Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE), the City of Lancaster’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, is rooted in the City’s innovative efforts to promote renewable energy and become the nation’s first net-zero energy city. While the City of Lancaster originally set a goal to become a net-zero city by 2020, as of 2017 the City already has […]
Claremont residents and businesses could soon have an option when it comes to purchasing energy. Claremont City Council members on Tuesday, Nov. 14, will have a final vote on a proposed ordinance calling for entering a joint powers agreement with the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy program, or LACCE, and authorizing the implementation of a community […]
Ventura County officials will explore teaming up with Los Angeles County in a venture to produce renewable energy and slow down climate change, county supervisors decided Tuesday. Under state law, local governments can establish their own organizations to generate and distribute power. The intent is to boost the amount of power produced from renewable sources, such as […]
The city council approved membership into a brand-new countywide energy alternative, but not without reservations. The Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program is a legal structure that allows cities and counties to procure energy independent of Southern California Edison and allow for a higher percentage of renewable energy. The CCA’s other goals include creating clean energy […]
Tuesday, the (La Cañada) council discussed the possibility of entering a Community Choice Aggregation program that would allow local governments to purchase and sell electricity to residents instead of relying on traditional investor-owned utility procurement, such as Southern California Edison. Carl Alameda, the city’s director of administrative services, explained there are currently two different CCA […]
Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an […]
BYD has unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility — North America’s largest — with bipartisan support from elected officials including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield); California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon; Congress members Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-San Pedro); 2018 California Gubernatorial Candidate and former mayor of Los Angeles Antonio […]
Pico Rivera is getting in to the energy business beginning Friday with the launch of a program officials say will offer lower rates than Southern California Edison’s. The program — called the Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, or PRIME, program — will partner the city with state regulators and the city of Lancaster to provide […]