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On February 20th, the West Hollywood City Council voted to opt in to Clean Power Alliance’s 100% clean energy option. Clean Power Alliance (CPA), formally Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE), is the largest Community Choice Energy program in the state. Joining a community choice program has been a goal for the city since 2015 […]
California is different from the rest of the United States. People there are deeply committed to renewable energy, eliminating fossil fuels, and protecting the environment. Even its utility companies embrace clean energy, albeit as a result of an aggressive Renewable Power Standard mandated by the state government. Southern California Edison, which serves customers in the greater Los […]
After debating the issue at six meetings beginning last year and for nearly two hours again on Tuesday, the Redondo Beach City Council overcame a mayor’s veto and approved joining a county-led effort to offer cheaper, more renewable energy. In theory, community choice aggregation would save ratepayers money. Clean Power Alliance (formerly Los Angeles Community […]
In a media release from the Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Office, Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE) has re-branded to Clean Power Alliance. In addition to the name change the Alliance has appointed a new Executive Director and have announced that they are currently providing energy to the county’s municipal buildings. This is the largest […]
EV Growth & Charging Infrastructure Expansion Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly Ten years ago, the main question around the new field of electric mobility (e-mobility) was the chicken and the egg one. Do we need EVs first and charging stations after or vice versa? The answer was a little bit of both, and […]
Redondo Beach Councilman Todd Loewenstein was the center of attention for about an hour at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, as his colleagues debated around him, and appealed to him, to sway his vote on the City Council’s bid to override Mayor Bill Brand’s veto against joining a regional electrical power program. Their efforts were […]
A year from now, Whittier businesses and residents will not be getting their electricity from Southern California Edison but a new agency. Although a joint powers authority — comprised of about two dozen cities in Los Angeles County — would provide the power, Edison will continue to bill the Whittier-based customers directly. The City Council voted […]
SCE’s projects, like all of the pilots approved by the CPUC, are relatively small and targeted. Each is expected to cost less than $4 million and take less than a year to implement. The utility is largely focused on researching adoption and how charging stations are utilized. While officials say electric vehicles will be a […]
Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand had a change of heart about the city joining a Los Angeles County effort aimed at bringing lower energy costs from more alternative sources. The City Council voted 3-2 at its final meeting of the year on Dec. 16 to join Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE), a joint powers […]
You could soon be powering your house on wind or solar energy—whether or not you install solar panels—thanks to a popular program that Malibu is about to become part of. Malibu is set to join a rapidly growing movement of cities in Los Angeles County saying goodbye to traditional energy sources. That’s the result of […]