Energy Democracy Now! How Community Choice Energy Can Empower the East Bay and Beyond
Where does our energy come from, who decides, and why should it matter? Most of us are familiar with investor-owned utilities like PG&E. However, did you know there’s an alternative to obtaining electricity from these private corporations focused on shareholder profit?
Under a Community Choice energy program, California municipalities can take control of their energy needs. By forming a power agency driven by citizen input, we decide how best to obtain energy that is cleaner and cost-competitive with PG&E. In addition, our economies can benefit from new jobs and revenue by developing local energy efficiency projects and rooftop solar installations. Meanwhile, PG&E continues to provide billing and maintenance service.
Community Choice is not new. Such programs began in other states, and Marin Clean Energy, the first in California, has been operating since 2010. Next year Sonoma Clean Power and CleanPowerSF are due to start. What’s in store for Oakland and the East Bay? Join us for this important discussion and find out!
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP and send your questions to Larry Chang by phone or email.
This event is sponsored by the Local Clean Energy Alliance and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition.
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