Entries by Woody Hastings

California Public Utilities Commission: Community Choice Energy has arrived

California electricity regulators are taking notice of Community Choice Energy. Perhaps they are concerned about the rapid growth of Community Choice Energy and want to gain control. Or perhaps they are excited about the way Community Choice has been stimulating clean power innovation and want to help it along. Whatever the motivations, on February 1st, 2017 […]

Legislative Session Results 2015/16

Overview During the 2015/16 two-year California legislative session, which came to a close on August 31st, the Center for Climate Protection engaged on several important bills with climate and energy implications. Below is a run-down of some of them, and how they fared in the legislature. Note that at the time of this update, several […]

No escaping the climate crisis, even in paradise (especially in paradise)

Punta Cana, a resort area at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is an over-the-top paradise of white sand, palm trees, turquoise seas, and 24/7 whatever-you-desire, all-inclusive vacation deals. That’s where my wife, our family, and I recently spent five days. While there, we discovered a harsh reality that hides in plain sight in […]

NEW: Community Choice Energy Resource for California

The Center for Climate Protection is proud to announce the launch of a new statewide Community Choice Energy online resource. Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is an online hub of information, resources, and conversation for communities interested in Community Choice Energy – whether they’re exploring the option, conducting a technical study, already serving customers, or citizens […]

The Center welcomes Ross to the team

The Center for Climate Protection is proud to welcome Ross Markey to the team as a student intern. He will be spending a year working with us on projects related to expanding renewable energy and Community Choice Energy in California. Ross is a Sonoma County native and is currently pursuing a B.A. from Sonoma State […]

San Bernardino County Energy Symposium Draws Desert Preservation Activists and Elected Officials

About 100 community leaders and clean energy advocates convened for a Local Energy Symposium on January 25th, hosted by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association in Yucca Valley, not far from Joshua Tree National Monument. Earlier in the day, a smaller group of elected officials, water agency representatives, and other stakeholders attended a question-and-answer session focused […]