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“On March 9, 2016, Maria Hinojosa, host of the cutting edge NPR show Latino USA, came from New York to Sacramento to moderate a panel on Inequality and Climate Change before a live audience.” “The lack of sufficient programs so that low-income residents have access to solar panels for their roofs or neighborhoods and electric […]
By Ruth Merino, Chair of San Jose Community Energy Community Choice Energy in San Jose is moving forward with approval for exploring the program from the City Council. This past year, San Jose Community Energy, a group of San Jose residents, worked closely with the Center for Climate Protection to advocate for a Community Choice Energy (CCE) […]
One of the most prominent benefits of CCAs is that it offers communities with local control over energy decisions; choosing who provides their communities energy and what will be used to provide it. CCA offers energy independence, price stability and more efficient Energy Efficiency programs.
The Clean Energy Cluster along with its sponsors will host the 2016 On-Site Energy Conference on April 8, 2016 Join Clean Power Exchange’s Woody Hastings for a breakout session during the event. Details coming soon! Breakout sessions Co-generation Energy Storage Solar Food Waste to Energy Featured speakers Paul Hughes, The Wonderful Company Mark McAffee, […]
“San Luis Obispo leaders this week indicated interest in exploring a program that allows communities to purchase alternative power supplies for their customers rather than the local utility’s mix of energy sources.” City of SLO to look into buying power from renewable sources, By Cynthia Lambert, The Tribune, April 1, 2015.
“For more than a century, investor-owned utilities have chosen how much electricity to tap from one source or another — coal, natural gas, uranium, hydro power, wind, solar and so on. But during the past decade, a handful of municipalities have wrenched away the decision-making by forming nonprofit entities that direct those utilities on how […]
“Southern California Edison plans to replace transformers, switches and cables all over downtown Santa Barbara as part of an $11 million project to reduce the number of power failures throughout the city.” “Santa Barbara Councilman Gregg Hart urged Edison to make sure that any infrastructure changes include planning for the future, and the potential for Community Energy Choice, which would […]
The City of Davis and Yolo County have both voted to take steps towards creating a Community Choice Aggregation program. This program would give residents the choice of cleaner energy sources at lower prices, beginning in less than two years. “The goal is lofty: to provide more renewable energy, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and give […]
by Ann Hancock, Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection In October 2014, at our first Business of Local Energy Symposium, only two operational Community Choice programs existed in California: Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. A mere sixteen months later, Community Choice is taking off across the state. We reported this story in our […]
Innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie emerged as themes defining the Center for Climate Protection’s second Business of Local Energy Symposium, held March 4, 2016. Titled “Creating the Clean Energy Economy,” the Symposium’s keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on Community Choice energy and how to optimize competition and choice for significant greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, […]