Entries by Woody Hastings

Just Published! Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

Energy Democracy is the first book to show what building an alternative, democratized energy future can look like. It frames the international struggle of working people, low income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources and use those resources to empower their communities. Bringing together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives, the […]

California State Legislative Summary – 2017

October 15 was the deadline for the Governor to sign legislation and with that deadline now passed, the 2017 session, the first year of a two-year session, has drawn to a close. We tracked several bills directly and indirectly related to Community Choice, as well as several others of interest to the climate, clean energy, […]

CalCCA Annual Conference draws Community Choice Leaders from throughout the State

About 200 Community Choice energy leaders from around the State convened in Riverside California on Tuesday, October 3rd for the second annual meeting of the year-old California Community Choice Association (CalCCA). The need for vigilance and readiness to take action in defense of Community Choice in the legislative and regulatory arenas was introduced early in […]

International Green Industry Hall of Fame to feature Dr. Michael Mann of “Hockey Stick” Graph Fame

The International Green Industry Hall of Fame, IGIHOF for short, takes place this year in Clovis at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall on October 5th and 6th. IGIHOF’s mission is to recognize individuals and organizations for excellence and outstanding achievements in the green industry. I’ll be attending along with my colleague Barry Vesser, Deputy Executive Director […]

UC Santa Barbara students kick off project to create program evaluation tool for Community Choice agencies and stakeholders

Awarded scholarships to attend Business of Local Energy Symposium Previously announced in the Center for Climate Protection’s e-news, in late March a group project entitled “Developing a Toolkit to Optimize Community Choice Energy Programs,” initiated by a group of UC Santa Barbara students in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, was selected for […]

California Community Choice Association Quarterly Update Published

The April edition of Cal-CCA’s Quarterly update was released just as we were putting together this week’s e-news! Cal-CCA is the official association of the 8+ Community Choice agencies in the state that work together to represent the interests of California’s Community Choice electricity providers and their customers.  Most of Cal-CCA’s work happens in the state […]

Senate Bill 618 Amended

Threat removed for now, but vigilance required At the request of Cal-CCA, SB 618, the bill that would have granted the CPUC greater regulatory authority over Community Choice agencies, was amended in the Senate Energy Committee on April 18 removing the most harmful element. Cal-CCA removed its opposition and the bill was approved in the […]

Joint PCIA Working Group Releases Report April 5

Community Choice Agencies and Delivery Utilities also Issue Joint Petition to CPUC In previous posts we have addressed the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and efforts to remedy some of the more troublesome aspects of it like volatility, longevity, and transparency. For background, our original paper on what the PCIA is can be downloaded here. […]