Entries by CalCCA

New CalCCA Hires to Focus on Legislative, Strategic Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org New CalCCA Hires to Focus on Legislative, Strategic Initiatives Addition of MacNeil and Pappas Bolsters CalCCA’s Presence in Sacramento Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is pleased to announce that Sean MacNeil and Nick Pappas have joined […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Grant Program Funds Outreach to Low-Income Residents

REDWOOD CITY, CA – January 23, 2019 – A Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) community grant program for local non-profits has enhanced outreach to low-income residents to help them save money on their energy bills. Acterra, El Concilio de San Mateo County, Pacifica Resource Center, Rebuilding Together Peninsula, and Sound of Hope Radio used their grants […]

SV Clean Energy Expands Plan to Help Communities Fight Climate Change

New ‘Decarbonization Roadmap’ takes aim at emissions from transportation, buildings Highlights: Programs identified in SVCE’s new Decarbonization Roadmap focus on transportation and building electrification, power supply, customer engagement and innovation. Board approved $6.02 million in funding for programs over a two-year period. Building on GHG reductions of 21% since 2015 baseline, goal is to achieve […]

CalCCA Statement on PG&E Bankruptcy Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2019 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org    Concord, Calif. – With Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) facing billions of dollars in potential wildfire liabilities the investor-owned utility has announced it is on the verge of filing for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. […]

PUC again tries to help utilities fight their big bear

Until damages and liabilities from wildfires rose from mere hundreds of millions into the multi-billion-dollar range over the last 18 months, California’s big private utilities had no greater fear than the steady expansion of a phenomenon best known by the initials CCA. That’s short for Community Choice Aggregation, a means allowing electricity consumers in some […]

State Threatens Viability of East Bay Green Energy Program

Just as Alameda County was launching a new, publicly owned electricity service offering greener electricity at lower prices than PG&E, state regulators put a big new obstacle in its path. A little-noticed decision in October by the California Public Utilities Commission will raise the monthly “exit fee” that customers of East Bay Community Energy and […]