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We aim to put solar on every roof

By Geoffrey Smith, Solar Energy Program Coordinator Solar Sonoma County (SSC), a program of the Center for Climate Protection, has the information you need to go solar now. This fall we held our first Solar House Party. It went very well. On a recent Saturday morning in Santa Rosa’s Junior College neighborhood, our party host […]

Community Choice Energy is a powerful rapidly spreading movement

As 2016 draws to a close, Community Choice Energy has spread to 26 out of 58 counties and over 300 cities in California as either operational, on track for launch of service, or at some stage of evaluation. Community Choice Energy has clearly become a powerful and rapidly spreading movement. The Center for Climate Protection […]

Solar Wins the Day at CPUC

by Geoffrey Smith, CCP  |  February 11, 2016 The fate of rooftop solar has been a cliffhanger for the last few months. On January 28, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted on the future of Net Energy Metering (NEM) and its impacts on rooftop solar in California. The consequences of a ‘bad’ CPUC decision […]

(More) Action Needed Now to Save Rooftop Solar!

by Geoffrey D. Smith, CCP   |   January 12, 2016 We all want to keep rooftop solar a viable, affordable option as a means of reducing greenhouse gases, right? To do so, we need you to raise your voice and take action because rooftop solar is under attack. Yes, again. The solar community celebrated […]

A Good Day for Rooftop Solar!

by Geoffrey Smith, Center for Climate Protection  |  Dec. 16, 2015 On December 15, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) largely rejected the Investor Owned Utility (PG&E, SDG&E, SCE) proposals to dismantle the rules that make rooftop solar viable. The CPUC’s decision, although preliminary, will determine the fate of Net Energy Metering (NEM). NEM is […]

Don’t Wait to Install Solar – Costs Could Be Soaring Soon

by Geoffrey D. Smith  |  September 30, 2015 The time is NOW to install solar on your rooftop.  An unprecedented set of challenges to the residential solar industry is threatening our ability to generate energy from the sun in the future: 1)  The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) expiration – The ITC is scheduled to […]