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.

Watch a video recording of our 4/20/15 Panel on Community Choice for Alameda County.

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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Click here to download a 2-page PDF on Community Choice Energy for Berkeley residents and businesses.

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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