A little-known revolution is sweeping California’s energy market, helping the state exceed its ambitious goals for renewable energy and investing profits back into the communities they serve. Community Choice Energy or Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), enabled by state law in 2002, allows local communities to establish a power agency governed by local elected officials […]
About Ann Hancock
Ann Hancock is the Executive Director of the Center for Climate Protection. Clean Power Exchange is one of the Center's programs.
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The purpose of this report is to provide information to city and county leaders in the Central Valley to assist in evaluating CCE for their constituents. The report supports Community Choice entities in realizing the vision to be game-changing innovation platforms, and to take strategic steps today to become increasingly competitive in the dynamic energy market of the future. To accomplish this, CCEs must perform differently than Investor Owned Utilities.
Last Friday, May 5, about 400 people including elected officials and energy professionals gathered in Long Beach for the Center for Climate Protection’s third annual Business of Local Energy symposium. Deputy Director Barry Vesser was the symposium’s architect. Co-organizers were the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainability and Energy Coalition. Attendees heard 56 […]
Sonoma Clean Power results have exceeded everyone’s expectations. So far customers have saved more than $62 million on their electricity bills while being served with power that is 48 percent lower in greenhouse emissions per unit of electricity delivered than PG&E’s.
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 […]
by Ann Hancock and Jeff Byron “San Jose cannot meet its longstanding goal of maximizing the use of renewable energy without a substantial shift in the way it procures power. But it has limited resources to devote to the kind of Community Choice energy plan that other Bay Area cities and counties are adopting to […]