Entries by CalCCA

Many Bay Area residents already meeting Jerry Brown’s carbon-free energy goal

California is setting an ambitious goal to source all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045. Governor Brown signed a bill Monday in Sacramento that also calls for the state’s utility companies to generate 60 percent of their energy from renewable sources-wind, solar, hydro-by 2030. That’s a 10 percent increase in the existing mandate. […]

City-Owned Utilities Are Good Even for Cities That Don’t Choose Them

Public energy programs are launching across California, with 19 programs currently serving customers and many more being developed. Community choice aggregators, or CCAs, are paving the way for California to achieve its ambitious climate targets while providing customers with continued reliable and affordable energy. Most operational CCAs in California have goals of procuring power from […]

Why PUC should protect clean energy innovation

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have made major strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through our respective Community Choice Energy agencies. Peninsula Clean Energy launched in 2016, and Silicon Valley Clean Energy followed in 2017. These agencies are responsible for buying our electricity, while PG&E still delivers power, maintains lines and sends bills. In […]

Fair ‘exit fee’ critical to renewable energy future

While utility responsibility related to California’s devastating wildfires is dominating headlines and the agendas of policymakers, flying below the radar is a pending decision from the California Public Utilities Commission to change the formula for a fee charged to energy consumers who leave the power supply of investor-owned utilities (IOUs) like PG&E and instead get […]

CalCCA Calls on Commission to Reject Alternate PCIA Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2018 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is urging the California Public Utilities Commission to reject a proposal to alter the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), warning in comments filed Sept. 6 that it would lead to sharp increases in PCIA […]

CCA climate change events to coincide with San Francisco summit

On Sept. 11, the day before the summit begins, San Rafael-based MCE will participate in a related event in San Francisco along with CleanPower SF and the California Community Choice Association. The Global Climate Action Summit, the brainchild of Gov. Jerry Brown, will showcase the actions states and regions, cities, companies, investors and others have […]

Monterey Bay County Supervisors Reject State Proposal Derailing Clean Energy Programs and Raising Utility Rates For Customers Statewide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Whitworth O: 831-641-7206 C: 831-229-0277 swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org www.mbcommunitypower.org Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, San Benito County Supervisor Jerry Muenzer and Santa Cruz Supervisor Bruce McPherson today issued statements voicing their concerns about a proposal under consideration by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could derail the state’s clean power programs […]

Mayor London Breed, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo And Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Oppose State Proposal Derailing Clean Energy Programs And Raising Utility Rates For Customers Statewide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131 San Francisco Mayor London Breed, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf today voiced their concerns about a proposal under consideration by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could disrupt the state’s clean power programs and increase energy […]