Entries by Woody Hastings

Fresno City Council Holds Its First Workshop on Community Choice Energy

The Fresno City Council held its first public workshop on Community Choice Energy on Thursday, February 14th. Councilmember Luis Chavez sponsored the presentation and welcomed the presentation team, stating that he brought it forward in order to evaluate the how it might benefit the city and see if it would work for Fresno. Information sessions […]

Fresno Community Workshop a Success

Call for a Fresno evaluation of Community Choice Energy loud and strong A diverse group of Fresno community leaders, residents, businesspeople, and representatives from various organizations and institutions gathered for a workshop on November 13th to learn about Community Choice Energy, share information, and ask questions. The event, co-hosted by the Center for Climate Protection […]

Community Choice Energy on the Agenda in Stockton

City Council Legislative Committee Receives Presentation On November 5th staff from the Center for Climate Protection delivered the first formally agendized presentation to the Legislative Committee of the Stockton City Council. The committee asked questions for more than a half-hour after the 25-minute presentation. The matter is now expected to be heard in the full […]

There is no stopping Community Choice Energy

CPUC decision on October 11 will not succeed in crushing community power Early indications are that the decision made by the California Public Utilities Commission of October 11, as bad as it is, is not going to stop emerging or operational Community Choice agencies (CCAs) from carrying on. As most readers probably know by now, […]

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 […]