On Thursday, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has a vote on Item 43, which could change residential electricity rates. They need to hear from us: don’t take us backwards! Item 43 will raise rates on 90% of customers, give a big break to the biggest energy hogs, and slow solar adoption.
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Our voices do make a difference! At its May 5, 2015 public hearing, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors delayed the adoption of a slate of County positions for the Steering Committee of the County’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. The Board heard from a number of stakeholders who expressed dissatisfaction with the list of… Read more »
The Senate Energy Committee is voting today, June 23rd on AB 2145. If passed, the bill would make it harder for local renewable energy programs to get started, securing the monopoly existing utilities hold on our energy services. A “no” vote at this committee would stop it in its tracks. The vote will be at… Read more »
Energy saved is more valuable than energy generated, even from renewable sources. That’s because energy saving by cutting demand often costs less than adding renewable energy. Every watt saved also has more impact, because for all the energy we generate, less than half is actually used – the rest gets lost as heat or inefficiencies… Read more »
Community Choice Energy, one of the five working groups of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, is focused on bringing more renewable energy options to Berkeley and the East Bay. This working group has been active for the past year, developing plans for a Community Choice Aggregation program.
What is Community Choice Aggregation?
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