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Action Alert: Regulators on the Attack Against Communities Throughout California

Local Control and Decision-making Independence Threatened Click here: ACTION ALERT to skip the article (for now of course) and go straight to the resources and tools to help stop this latest assault. The Charles McGlashan Community Choice Aggregation Act of 2011 (SB 790) affirmed the legislature’s strong support for Community Choice Energy and states that […]

Why an Oil Company Plans to Build California’s Biggest Solar Energy Project

The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener. Here in the middle of the 22-mile long oilfield Aera Energy is set to […]

Bay Area Rapid Transit Commits to a Future Powered by Wind & Solar

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the public transportation system of the San Francisco Bay Area, is moving forward on plans to source the majority of its electricity supply from renewables. The BART Board of Directors approved two 20-year renewable-energy power purchase agreements this week. “These agreements will ensure the District gets a majority of its electricity supply […]

Batteries Could Replace Three California Power Plants

Three California power plants burning fossil fuels might be replaced with batteries, under a proposal state utility regulators will discuss in January. If approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, the proposal would direct Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to search for energy storage projects that could replace the output of the three plants, two […]

Santa Monica Promises to Be a Leader in New Regional Energy Partnership

In a few years, Santa Monica residents will have an option to pay more for their electricity in order to power their homes with renewable energy. The City Council unanimously voted to join an upstart regional public power agency made up of cities in Los Angeles County Tuesday. “We believe that we can work in […]

Pomona City Council Calls for More Info on Green Energy Program

Pomona wants more time to join a Los Angeles County-based community choice aggregation program for electricity options. City Council members directed city staff members Monday night to contact representatives of the program and request additional time to join the Los Angeles Community Choice Energycommunity choice aggregation program, or LACCE. Council members also asked staff to conduct research on […]

Cities Line up to Join LA County’s New Clean-Energy Provider

A new Los Angeles County program that promises members cheaper electricity rates and cleaner power is catching on quickly. Sixteen cities have signed on to the fledgling Los Angeles Community Choice Energy, founded in April with a directive by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The nonprofit program offers Southern California Edison customers an alternative option […]

Commentary | Why San Diego Should Delay Acting on Energy Choice Plan

Does it make sense for San Diego to start a government-controlled energy program? We believe City Hall should stick to the basics for now — caring for our homeless population, repairing our roads and maintaining our parks and libraries. Some people want to move San Diego into the energy business because of the perceived environmental […]

Morning Report: Politics Line up for City Electricity Grab

Since it passed a plan to halve greenhouse gas emissions and move to 100 percent renewable energy sources, the city of San Diego has been slowly but dutifully moving forward on a proposal to form a new government agency that would buy electricity for city residents. The decision to create the government power agency – […]

Santa Monica Joins Los Angeles Community Choice Energy

The City Council on Tuesday voted to join Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE), a move City officials say will shift all Santa Monica electricity customers to competitive electricity and help boost similar efforts in the region. The new agency allows cities to purchase electricity in the wholesale power market and sell it to their […]