Community Choice Energy

The Community Choice Energy Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition advocates for the establishment of an Alameda County Community Choice program, in which the City of Berkeley would participate.

Special Event: Community Choice is Coming to Alameda County, April 20
Please join the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and the David Brower Center for a panel discussion on Community Choice Energy. Learn about the County’s plans to create a not-for-profit Community Choice Energy program with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs and provide stable electricity rates for Berkeley and other Alameda County communities. Monday, April 20, at 7pm at the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, in downtown Berkeley. This event is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

What is Community Choice Energy?

Community Choice Energy allows cities and counties to pool the electric load of their residents and businesses and purchase electricity on their behalf. Ultimately, this gives communities the power to decide where their energy comes from and to purchase clean energy from renewable sources, ideally produced locally.

Alameda County is currently in the process of conducting a feasibility study — the first step towards creating a viable program. Community Choice programs already exist in Marin, Sonoma and Lancaster, California. Community Choice campaigns are underway in San Francisco, San Mateo, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, South Bay (greater L.A.), and San Luis Obispo.

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To learn more about how a Community Choice Energy program could work in Alameda County, check out “East Bay Community Choice Energy: from Concept to Implementation”.

To learn more about other Community Choice programs and campaigns in California, visit Californians for Energy Choice.

To learn more about Alameda County’s Community Choice program, visit their website.

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