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Direct Access and CCAs Will Provide the Greater Choice That Customers Want

By AReM, DACC, RESA, and Shell Energy The passage in 2018 of Senate Bill (“SB”) 237 will provide greater customer choice and more renewable power options that California consumers want.  The Alliance for Retail Energy Markets (AReM), Direct Access Customer Coalition (DACC), Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), and Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (“Shell”) […]

Governor Signs Energy Wild West Bill

To the detriment of California’s clean energy goals By Robert Freehling [Editor’s note: the views expressed in this post are not necessarily the views of the Center for Climate Protection or the Clean Power Exchange program staff] On September 20, Governor Brown signed SB 237, a bill that allows an additional 4,000 gigawatt-hours of Direct Access (DA) […]

Will the CPUC let no good deed go unpunished?

Community Choice Agencies lead on state clean energy goals, but may be penalized by CPUC on 9/27 By Robert Freehling On September 27, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is expected to decide on several elements for the longstanding Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) exit fee issue. Before them is a Proposed Decision (PD), and […]

Local Power Providers Are Securing a Cleaner, More Prosperous Future for California

By Mike McGuire and Ann Hancock 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 […]

New Community Outreach Specialist, Fresno

Hello! I am LaTisha Harris, the new Community Outreach Specialist that has joined the Center for Climate Protection team. I will be working in the Central Valley primarily focused on Fresno and surrounding areas. I have over ten years of grassroots and labor organizing experience, lobbying and executing campaigns on various issues throughout the state of […]

New Community Outreach Specialist, Stockton and San Joaquin County

Hello, my name is Valeria Sanabia! I am the new Community Outreach Specialist in Stockton and San Joaquin County. I’ve joined the Center for Climate Protection, an organization that is helping address economic and community needs through the implementation of Community Choice Energy. In our work together, we will work to ensure that San Joaquin […]

Local Group Lays out Strategies for 100% Clean Energy Communities

How can communities quickly transition from using fossil fuels like natural gas and gasoline to clean energy like solar and increase efficiency? The North Bay Clean Energy Forum, a local non-partisan civic group composed of technical, business, and public policy professionals in the energy industry, has released a new white paper describing specific strategies to […]

MBCP gains momentum for Oct. 2016 launch

by Daniel Paul Nelson, Romero Institute The Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) project continues to move forward. As June comes to a close, Community Choice energy (CCE) is nearing its launch in the tri-county area of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito! On June 9th, the MBCP Project Development & Advisory Committee (PDAC) convened its 2nd and […]