Points out the risks to communities of the fully outsourced model of establishing and managing a Community Choice energy program being offered by Good Energy, Inc.
Opposes this bill as a convoluted, confusing, and biased prescription for reporting greenhouse gas emissions by retail energy suppliers in California.
The California Alliance for Community Energy calls for a fix in the current Transmission Access Charge (TAC) market distortion. This distortion inhibits the community-based renewable energy development needed to achieve California’s renewable energy and climate justice goals, and limits the ability of Community Choice programs to deliver environmental, economic, and social benefits to the communities they serve. In addition, we call for this TAC distortion to be corrected before California considers any regionalization of CAISO to include other states.
Opposes the proposal adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission which allows San Diego Gas & Electric to do an end-run around California's Community Choice law by setting up a separate division to market against Community Choice energy initiatives.
Calls for sunsetting the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment--an ongoing charge to Community Choice customers imposed by the monopoly utilities to recover the costs of energy that these utilities procured for customers who have departed to Community Choice energy programs.
Membership in the Alliance is open to individuals and/or their affiliated organizations that are committed to the Alliance Mission and Organizational Practice. This may include local, regional, or statewide Community Choice advocates and organizations, new Community Choice program initiatives, existing Community Choice programs, consultants, unions, local government staff/officials, and others.
The mission of the California Alliance for Community Energy is to support and defend Community Choice Energy programs in California that advance local clean energy for the environmental and economic benefit of our communities.
The standard we expect all participants to uphold:
The Alliance is made up of advocates and supporters committed to developing local renewable energy resources and clean energy jobs through Community Choice energy programs. The Alliance provides a forum for respectful and productive discourse among a diverse group of stakeholders to: build relationships, share resources, educate each other about issues and challenges, and organize against threats.
New members may join at the discretion of the List Moderator and Steering Committee. New members can be vouched for by an existing member (or vetted by the List Moderator) and are expected to uphold the Mission and Organizational Practice of the Alliance. Individuals who are employees of, consultants to, or lobbyists for Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) are not eligible.
The mission of the LCEA is to promote the equitable development and democratization of local renewable energy resources.
Advocating for the City of Berkeley to participate in Alameda County’s forthcoming Community Choice program.
Researching, educating and encouraging local South Bay cities to form a Community Choice Energy program.
Advocating for Community Choice energy programs in the East Bay that serve to spur equitable economic development.
Advocating for an accelerated transition to a clean energy economy in San Diego, Southern California, and beyond.
Providing education and outreach in service of a commitment to local clean energy for communities within San Luis Obispo County.
Advocating for Community Choice energy programs in the Santa Barbara and surrounding Central Coast area.