Nov 29, 2018, Statewide Call — Introducing the “Roll Back the CPUC Attack” Campaign

In the wake of the horrific PCIA decision, community choice advocates statewide have been reviewing their options to action. Then the wildfires hit, causing further devastation and outrage. In an effort that started before the wildfires, the Alliance has prepared and circulated a proposed Action Campaign “Roll Back the CPUC Attack on Our Communities”. In this call, members voiced comments …

October 25, 2018, Statewide Call – “What Next, After the PCIA Decision?”

Alliance members were joined by former CPUC Commissioner Loretta Lynch in a discussion of the avenues left to Community Choice advocates in the wake of the CPUC’s devastating decision on the PCIA. In this decision, Commissioners opted to reject their own staff’s recommendations in favor of an Order that heavily disadvantages the customers of community choice program. Several strategies action …

July 26, 2018, Statewide Call — East Bay’s Local Development Business Plan

Chris Sentieri’s briefing on the groundbreaking Local Development Business Plan adopted by East Bay Community Energy focused on the Plan’s powerful framework for providing environmental, economic, and social justice benefits to East Bay communities through the development of local renewable energy resources. The creation of the Local Development Business Plan engaged the East Bay community in reviewing more than two …

April 19, 2018, Statewide Call – The Low-down on CAISO Regional Expansion

Former CPUC President Loretta Lynch and 350 San Diego leader Tyson Siegele joined Alliance members in a discussion of the impacts of CAISO regional expansion on California in general, and on Community Choice in particular. The discussion highlighted the threat to Community Choice programs of taking CAISO out of California’s control, and answered questions about the mechanisms of the threat.

March 29, 2018, Statewide Call – Community Engagement: How Local Efforts are Engaging their Communities in Community Choice 

Community Choice advocates reported on East Bay Community Energy, Monterey Bay Community Power, Central Coast, Clean Power Alliance and Solana Energy Alliance, on how their communities are engaging (or not) in the formation or shaping of their local Community Choice programs. The discussion was kicked off by looking at some of the key practices identified in our newly released Guide …