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The City of Stockton Pursues Community Choice Feasibility Study

The City of Stockton is one step closer to establishing a Community Choice Energy agency (CCA), which would give local residents and businesses an alternative choice in their electricity provider. A Request for Proposal (RFP) for a CCA feasibility study was posted on the City’s website in May. That study will evaluate whether local control […]

Energy Efficiency and Community Choice Energy Opportunities for Fresno

During this time of COVID-19, many Fresno residents are unable to pay their power bills because of economic hardships. The unemployment rate in Fresno County was 15.7% in May of this year. The average residential electricity rate in Fresno 1.63% greater than the California average and 31.2% greater than the national average. Fresno residents are […]

City of Stockton Releases RFP for Community Choice

The City of Stockton has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Community Choice Agency (CCA) feasibility study. Proposals must be submitted by July 2nd at 2pm PST.   Click here for more details.

The Center’s Destiny Rodriguez Discusses Community Choice Efforts in Fresno

Community Choice Energy agencies are supporting their customers and communities across the state during this pandemic, offering millions of dollars in relief efforts in response to COVID-19. The City of Fresno could benefit from this model once implemented to utilize revenues for our own impacted residents and local businesses rather than waiting for aid. If […]

Community Choice Agencies are doing more than keeping the lights on

Things to consider as Fresno and Stockton assess the feasibility of community choice energy The capacity of local governments to protect their residents and businesses in times of crisis is being tested all over California. Elected officials are now tasked with addressing each rippling impact COVID-19 is having on their communities. Beyond the public health […]

Fresno Celebrates 50th Earth Day Digitally

The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.  On April 22, 2020 the California State […]

Introducing New Central Valley Based Intern Michael Mayfield

My name is Michael Mayfield and I am a new student intern at The Climate Center working on community outreach in the greater Fresno area.  Specifically, I have been working with Destiny Rodriguez to build a strong coalition of those in support of forming a Community Choice agency (CCA) in Fresno. By connecting with community organizations and […]

Introducing: Davis Harper, New Stockton Community Organizer

Advancing Community Choice Energy one conversation at a time My name is Davis Harper, and I am a writer, organizer, and advocate for the sustainable practices necessary to protect the planet’s most vulnerable communities. I’m very excited to be the newest member of The Climate Center team as the Community Outreach Specialist for Stockton and […]

California adopts first air pollution measures targeting local emissions in Central Valley

Anabel Marquez was on her way to church one day when she saw a group of people heading to a meeting. She asked what the meeting was about, and they said pesticides. She was intrigued. “Everything they said, I lived it,” Marquez said in Spanish. Marquez, who lives in Shafter, 20 miles northwest of Bakersfield, […]

Fresno Is Weighing Community Choice Aggregate Energy, Giving Residents Options For Their Utilities

Editor’s note: Destiny Rodriguez of The Climate Center is referred to in this interview as Destiny Martinez. This is incorrect.  In most Central Valley communities, there’s only one electric and gas utility. For most of the San Joaquin Valley, it’s Pacific Gas and Electric; if you live in the southeast region, the utility might be Southern […]