Introducing Community Choice Energy in Tulare County

Earlier this year, the Center for Climate Protection began working in the San Joaquin Valley to plant the seeds of Community Choice energy. On April 8, we were invited by the Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development to present at the Clean Energy Summit about the benefits of Community Choice. In a breakout […]

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 […]

Community Choice Energy: A California transformation in one decade

by Ann Hancock, Center for Climate Protection In October 2014, at our first Business of Local Energy Symposium, only two operational Community Choice programs existed in California: Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. A mere sixteen months later, Community Choice is taking off across the state. We reported this story in our February 24, […]

Symposium inspires innovation and camaraderie

Innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie emerged as themes defining the Center for Climate Protection’s second Business of Local Energy Symposium, held March 4, 2016. Titled “Creating the Clean Energy Economy,” the Symposium’s keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on Community Choice energy and how to optimize competition and choice for significant greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, […]

2,000-watt society: when the future becomes a reality

by Armando Mombelli, Swiss Info Situated in an outer suburb of Bern, near a railway line and a motorway, the new Stöckacker Süd housing complex resembles many others under construction in Switzerland. Three large concrete buildings of five to six stories each, with balconies along one side, will contain 146 apartments once the project is […]

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 […]