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Two more Community Choice Agencies Launch Service in February

From nine to eleven operational CCAs in one month This month two new Community Choice agencies (CCAs) covering three counties have launched service to their first customers. In the south, the former Los Angeles Community Choice Energy agency re-dubbed Clean Power Alliance of Southern California went live on February 3. The re-naming is the result […]

Community Choice Energy Scores A Partial Win At The California Public Utilities Commission

Clean energy advocates, local government elected officials, and Community Choice agencies (CCAs) scored a partial victory at a voting meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in San Francisco on February 8th. Inundated by “thousands of emails” according to one of the Commissioners, a draft resolution that would have created an effective “freeze” on […]

Climate Action Plan Report Card

About The Report The San Diego Region Climate Action Plan Report Card offers an assessment of the region’s climate planning and climate action to help the public and local governments discern patterns and trends across a vast and scattered set of information. Through this report, we hope to spur cities to take action to protect […]

Oceanside joins cities looking at alternative energy plan

Oceanside has agreed to join three other North County cities sharing the costs of a study to determine the feasibility of forming a renewable-energy alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The study, expected to be completed by mid-summer, will look at the possibility of creating a nonprofit joint-powers authority to purchase electricity at […]

Why are big utilities so afraid?

Last year, Ventura and Los Angeles counties took a huge step forward in creating energy choices when we joined with dozens of local cities to create the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California. Since, 28 jurisdictions have signed on to offer cleaner, greener and cheaper energy to communities throughout Southern California. We are not the […]

Lamorinda mayors balk at proposed CPUC resolution

Mayors Dave Trotter of Moraga and Don Tatzin of Lafayette have urged the California Public Utilities Commission to vote against implementing a registration process for new community choice aggregators, arguing that the registration process is an improper de facto freeze on CCA implementation.  “It is inappropriate for CPUC staff to now attempt to forcibly implement […]

Air District Chief Leaving

The end of an era has come at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Seyed Sadredin is retiring after more than 10 years as the chief executive officer. A look at his legacy is appropriate. Under Sadredin, the air district has continuously claimed to be doing a great job cleaning the air. It […]

Rejection of Community Choice Energy is astonishing

Republicans must be terrified by the prospect of learning the truth. That’s the only conclusion one can draw from the astonishing news that the Republican majority on the SLO County Board of Supervisors — Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold and John Peschong — used their power to veto further exploration of the fiscal implications of adopting […]

Richmond hosts largest publicly owned solar project in SF Bay Area

The more than 103,000 residents of Richmond, California, will soon be able to take pride in hosting what the companies involved are saying is the largest publicly owned solar project in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 60-acre, 10 MW MCE Solar One plant is the result of a partnership between the city and four […]