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Questions Raised Over Community Choice Aggregation

As Borrego and surrounding towns have seen their electricity bills increased and many consumers are on different rate tiers then before, the Community Choice Aggregation programs are causing concern. The article below by Bianca Kaplanek of The Coast News Group shows how more questions than answers have been raised over the proposal, with some residents […]

SDG&E Trying to Stop Community Choice Aggregation

San Diego faces new challenges in creating a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. SDG&E, the city’s incumbent utility, has launched a new investor-funded marketing arm aimed at derailing any progress towards the creation of a CCA. “From SDG&E’s perspective, the situation is pretty clear-cut. As more cities embrace community choice aggregation, this means fewer customers […]

Santa Rosa Backs Expansion of Sonoma Clean Power to Mendocino County

Santa Rosa will support Mendocino County joining Sonoma Clean Power, even though the move could diminish the city’s influence over the public power agency.

The City Council decided Tuesday that the benefits of supplying power to 30,000 new residential and commercial customers to the north outweighed any dilution in its voting power from adding two new seats to the agency’s board.

LA Moves Toward All Renewable Energy

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to ask the LA Department of Water and Power to chart a course to achieve a 100 percent clean energy portfolio.

Ventura Explores Cooperative Electricity Purchases

The County of Ventura is exploring Community Choice Energy to bring local control to energy purchasing and pricing options. The research is a joint effort with the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and a number of cities in the region. Community Choice Energy allows the community to determine what type of energy mix […]

Oakland Aims for Clean Energy Fix to Health, Jobs Gap

Laurie Shaff, the mayor of Oakland, CA sees Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as a way for her city to meet two of its goals: “diminish the health impacts of carbon emissions and create job opportunities for low-income and minority residents.” “We believe we could get to 50 percent renewable energy by 2020,” Schaaf said. “Community […]

San Diego’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate Does Not Include the Energy Source Called Natural Gas

Can Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) help San Diego reach its renewable energy goals? The cities Climate Action Plan calls for the creation of a CCA, but the city is still in the early stages of exploration. San Diego’s renewable energy commitment to reach 100% clean power by 2035 ignores natural gas use for heating, cooking, and […]

Renewable Energy Talks in Woodland

Woodland, CA will hear a presentation on Community Choice Energy (CCE) tonight, September 19th. “The Woodland City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation on the Community Choice Energy Program under development by the city of Davis and Yolo County. Under the plan, residents could expand their renewable energy options, though they may have to pay […]

Butte Supervisors OK Preliminary Budget, Look into New Radio System, Selling Energy

Butte County Supervisors are exploring Community Choice Aggregation as an alternative to their incumbent utility, PG&E . “Staff have been following nine communities in different stages of CCA formation. In Yolo County, there has been an 8.7 percent cost saving over PG&E, she said. McCarthy recommended the board give the go-ahead to have a technical […]

Proteus, Inc. to Train Residents for Solar and Construction Jobs

September 12, 2016 Proteus, Inc. to Train Residents for Solar and Construction Jobs VISALIA, CA– Proteus, Inc. will be holding a series of recruitment events to promote the solar and construction programs available through the William M. Maguy School of Education (WMSE), a Division of Proteus, Inc. The recruitment events will take place on the […]