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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 … Read more

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

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD by leg.mt.gov

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 … Read more

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

UOP now has solar carports in eight parking lots. -By Davis Harper

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 … Read more

Sustainable mobility is key for a Climate-Safe California

A 10-block stretch of Minor Ave from Center St. and Aurora St. in Stockton is getting a bike- and pedestrian-friendly facelift.

Imagine a highly trafficked street with negligible space for bike lanes, narrow sidewalks, limited tree cover, zero grocery stores in sight, and homes tucked right off the road. Climate change-driving emissions spew from gas-guzzling cars that zoom not far from the same neighborhoods children are growing up in right now, the same areas where older … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

New solar farm at landfill to save San Joaquin County on energy costs

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD by leg.mt.gov

A local Community Choice Energy program could keep the ball rolling A new solar farm at Foothill Landfill in Linden has hummed to life, offering $11.9 million in energy cost savings and 5.3MW of clean energy for the San Joaquin County government departments over the next 20 years. It’s a promising development as the City … Read more

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 … Read more