Entries by Woody Hastings

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 […]

April Energy Events, Recent and Upcoming

Two great events in Orange County and East Bay worth knowing about – and – See you at InfoCast! Orange County may be turning GREEN! The OC Clean Power group hosted a very well-attended event in Irvine on April 11 that drew local government elected officials and staff from throughout the county. OC Clean Power […]

Legislation update – Time for Action!

Fire safety bill includes unnecessary obstruction to local energy development The Center for Climate Protection is tracking about twenty bills currently winding their way through the California legislature. Many of them, such as SB 100 (de León) that would set a goal of 100% renewable energy by a date-certain, and SB 700 (Wiener) that would […]

CalCCA Issues Creative Proposals for Resolving Exit Fees

Innovative ideas aim for equity and fairness for all stakeholders Demonstrating the growing strength and solidarity of the statewide Community Choice Energy movement, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) on April 2 issued a news release that outlines a series of thoughtful proposals to help resolve the long-standing issues revolving around what are known as […]


Investor Owned Utility “Code of Conduct” under attack The original Community Choice law in California, AB 117 (2002), required the big electric utilities to “cooperate fully” with local governments evaluating Community Choice. The experience of the first cities and counties to pursue Community Choice made it painfully clear that the utilities did not seem to understand what […]