Values and Principles
the fossil fuel economy, including workers displaced by new local renewable energy development, as well as residents of heavily polluted and climate-disrupted areas.
community shared solar facilities, cooperative-based ownership, and, eventually, assets built and owned by the Community Choice program itself. Ownership of resources such
as renewable energy generation, energy-efficient buildings, storage, micro grids, and so forth, gives the community more control over the use of these assets, more local energy
independence, more energy resilience, and a bigger stake in developing beneficial energy and climate policies.
We want to achieve our programmatic goals with the following operational principles:
reductions and local economic benefits. Aggressive demand reduction should be made explicit in all build-out planning and implementation, including incentivizing steep demand reductions through a “negawatt” reward structure that compensates developers in proportion to the megawatts of demand reduced year over year.
A Community Choice program should strive to collaborate with other Community Choice programs within the same region or investor-owned utility service territory. This collaboration can help to develop common resources that could strengthen procurement and other operational services, regulatory and legislative action, project financing, and other functions that could benefit from shared resources and economies of scale.
Supporting the Alliance
Tax-deductible donations to support the Alliance’s work can be made via our fiscal sponsor.