Values and Principles
A Community Choice program should spur new local business development, clean energy jobs, workforce development, and family-sustaining careers. The transition to renewable energy resources needs to provide high standards of work, quality working conditions, union jobs, job training, apprenticeship programs, local hire, and pathways out of poverty. Hiring opportunities should be provided for women, people of color, veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals and community members impacted by
the fossil fuel economy, including workers displaced by new local renewable energy development, as well as residents of heavily polluted and climate-disrupted areas.
We want to achieve our programmatic goals with the following operational principles:
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.