Entries by Davis Harper

Stockton City Council votes unanimously to consider Community Choice Energy

On Tuesday, November 9, at a specially planned study session, the Stockton City Council directed city staff to prepare a report and recommendation on joining an existing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) joint powers authority. The council members present voted unanimously to take this next step after hearing from a number of experts and representatives from […]

Community Choice Aggregation can help Central Valley Communities save on energy costs and improve local resilience

The concerns raised in Manteca Bulletin Editor Dennis Wyatt’s piece about Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) proposed rate hike (Time to end PG&E before PG&E ends Northern California life as we know it, August 5, 2021) are well founded. Wyatt points out that the increase – meant to cover the costs of burying 10,000 miles […]

Stockton’s UOP partners with Tesla on 5MW solar carport project

The latest in Stockton renewable energy news?  Solar carports are now shading eight parking lots at the University of the Pacific’s (UOP or “Pacific”) Stockton campus and anticipated to generate 30% of the university’s energy. The 5.3 megawatt (MW) project, which UOP worked with Tesla on, also includes 1 MW of battery storage and 16 […]

Stockton City Council reviews favorable CCA feasibility study

On March 23, Stockton’s City Council received an informational presentation on a feasibility study examining the opportunities and economic outlook for launching a Community Choice agency.  A Community Choice Energy program, or CCA, would allow the City to buy electricity at competitive rates on behalf of Stockton residents and businesses and reinvest net revenues back […]

Stockton Community Choice Energy study released

On March 23, Stockton’s City Council will be receiving an informational presentation on a feasibility study examining the opportunities and economic outlook for launching a Community Choice agency.  A Community Choice Energy program would allow the City to buy electricity at competitive rates on behalf of Stockton residents and businesses and reinvest net revenues back […]

Stockton Community Choice Energy study on March 23 City Council agenda

On March 23, Stockton’s City Council will be receiving an informational presentation on a feasibility study examining the opportunities and economic outlook for launching a Community Choice agency.  A Community Choice Energy program would allow the City to buy electricity at competitive rates on behalf of Stockton residents and businesses and potentially reinvest net revenues […]

Stockton-based PUENTES embraces climate action with 1,500 tree-planting effort

We’ve got a long way to go to reach net-negative emissions in California by 2030 and increase resilience for communities bearing the brunt of climate change, as outlined in The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California campaign. One key goal is annually sequestering an additional 100 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. PUENTES, a local nonprofit organization […]

Stockton takes a big step toward local clean energy

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Stockton’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution selecting a consultant to complete a feasibility study on launching a Community Choice Energy program in Stockton. Enabled by state law, the program would allow the City to procure power on behalf of residents, businesses, and municipal accounts while still receiving transmission and distribution […]