May 28, 2020, Statewide Call — “Community-based Energy Resilience”

“Resilience” is discussed everywhere, now, as the three-way crisis of pandemic, wildfires and climate disruption unfolds.  To us, “resilience” means more than clean decentralized technologies. It’s direct community engagement in the use of those technologies that brings meaningful resilience.

Feb 20, 2020, Statewide Call — “Nuclear PCIA Fallout”

In this call, we continued the debate of last month, with a report on how the “Nuclear Allocation debate” has been pursued in ten Community Choice programs.  Our analysis showed that presentations of the costs and benefits of these “allocations” vary widely in clarity, consistency and transparency.

Jan 23, 2020, Statewide Call — Community Choice as a Nuclear Dump?!

PG&E’s late 2019 Advice Letter triggered this call with John Geesman, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR).  The discussion covered why PG&E offered to “allocate” nuclear “attributes” to community choice agencies and what impact such allocations might have community choice programs that choose to “accept” them.

July 25, 2019, Statewide Call – The “Legislative Coup” Continues

An update on the status of the multiple bills filed to weaken Community Choice by MCE’s Legal Counsel and the head of CalCCA’s legislative committee, Shalini Swaroop.  Discussion focused on the role of grassroots organizations in building momentum to oppose these harmful bills, and the need for all segments of the Community Choice ecosystem to work closely and collaboratively.