Entries by Woody Hastings

CPUC releases proposed decision on Community Choice exit fees

On August 1st the California Public Utilities Commission issued the long-awaited Proposed Decision* on the “exit fees” that Community Choice customers are charged for power that was purchased by private utilities on their behalf before they left (exited) to become Community Choice agency (CCA) customers. This is a pass-through charge because these fees are charged […]

Notch another win (mostly) for Community Choice Energy

CPUC adopts a favorably amended resolution, initially a big problem for emerging Community Choice agencies Clean energy advocates, local government elected officials, and Community Choice agencies (CCAs) scored a partial victory at a voting meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in San Francisco on February 8th. Inundated by “thousands of emails” according to […]

Finally no nukes in California: Too expensive and dangerous, as “Diablo Songbird” revealed

On January 11, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to close down the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating station in San Luis Obispo by 2025. Diablo is the last operational commercial nuclear power plant in California, so when it closes, California will have closed its chapter of nuclear power as an energy source. California is […]

Action Alert: Community Choice Energy being challenged again!

Community Choice Energy becomes stronger with each attack by its opponents and we are counting on you to make this true once again with this latest assault – this time, by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). On December 8th, the CPUC issued a Draft Resolution that oversteps its authority and if passed, will impose substantial burdens […]

Webinar: The 2018 Legislative Session, a Community Choice Energy View

Please join us for our next webinar: The California Legislative Outlook 2018: A Community Choice Energy View on Jan 24, 2018, Noon to 1pm. REGISTER HERE This webinar will focus on challenges and opportunities emerging as we approach the 2018 legislative session in Sacramento. We are expecting a dynamic legislative session with many bills having […]

Two reasons to trust Community Choice agencies – they are not monopolies and they are local

In November, private utility Southern California Edison (SCE) published a document titled “The Clean Power and Electrification Pathway.” It is essentially SCE’s integrated blueprint for California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution via electrification of everything. The utility envisions seven million electric cars on the road, thirty percent of heating systems in homes […]

Presenting “State of solar energy in Sonoma County: Paths to accelerate adoption” a new Center white paper

“A confluence of technological and policy forces is dramatically transforming the way energy is generated, managed, delivered, and used.” So begins one of the recent studies commissioned by Sonoma Clean Power and produced by the Center for Climate Protection “State of Solar Energy in Sonoma County: Paths to Accelerate Adoption.” The study, lead-authored by energy […]