Entries by Woody Hastings

120 State Legislators send open letter to CPUC on PCIA

On September 12, the California Community Choice Association published a two-page open letter in the San Francisco Chronicle from 120 California local government elected leaders calling on the CPUC to come up with a fair resolution to the longstanding PCIA “exit fee” issue. The meeting date is September 27 and you can find out how […]

My week at the Global Climate Action Summit

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice My global climate action week began on Saturday, September 8 when I joined and estimated 40,000 of my closest friends for the Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice march in San Francisco. The demonstration was joined by people on seven continents, in 95 countries, participating in more than 900 actions […]

Energy Legislation Update – August 2018

As the waning weeks of the 2017/18 legislative cycle are upon us, below are a few notes and updates about some of the bills we have been tracking. The final day for bills to clear either chamber is August 31. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature […]

Just Released – CPUC Customer Choice Paper

On Tuesday, August 7, just one day before CPX E-News deadline, the CPUC’s final Customer Choice Paper was published. This has not given us enough time to read and report on the contents, which we will do in our next installment. But for now, we want to make sure you know about it and can […]

Intersolar 2018 – An Unexpected Take-away

I attend Intersolar in San Francisco every year. Intersolar is one of the largest annual solar trade shows in the U.S. Attending is one of the ways I stay abreast of larger trends and developments in the solar and related industries sector. I use the opportunity to talk to the folks at the booths about what […]

Customer Choice on the Agenda @ CPUC

On Friday June 22, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), held an all-day “En Banc,” a non-voting informational session to explore changing dynamics in the state around customer choice. Solar, Direct Access, and Community Choice Aggregation are three areas where customer choice in the electricity sector is changing. For the recording of the entire En […]

Community Choice Energy at this Year’s SEEC Forum – June 20, 21

The Local Government Commission will host its 9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative Forum on June 20 and 21. This year will mark the first year that a session focusing on the relationship between Community Choice Energy and energy efficiency will be featured. The session, entitled “How Community Choice Agencies Can Advance Energy Efficiency Goals” […]

Center for Climate Protection Launches National Renewable Energy Laboratory Project

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Woody Hastings 707-525-1665 ext. 117 woody@climateprotection.org The Solar Energy Innovation Network project will work with Community Choice Energy agencies to design an advanced rate structure for Distributed Energy Resources Santa Rosa, CA — May 17, 2018 — The Center for Climate Protection (Center) today announced its team was selected by […]

Distributed Energy Resource Projects in the Works

The Center for Climate Protection, along with a variety of partners, pushing the local clean energy envelope The Center is a partner in three grant-funded projects that are underway aimed at exploring how Community Choice agencies (CCAs) can play a leading role in advancing the decentralized clean energy economy of the future. The most recent […]