Clean Power Alliance Executive Director Ted Bardacke talks with LA Times reporter Sammy Roth about the latest in Community Choice developments at The Climate Center's annual Business of Local Energy Symposium.

In an extraordinary day, the Center shared a vision for safe, reliable, resilient, and carbon-free power

In late June, 325 Community Choice operators and advocates, clean energy businesses, and elected officials from around the state converged on the Business of Local Energy Symposium hosted by The Climate Center (CCP) and our partners in Southern California to discuss best practices and what leadership in a dynamic environment of local clean energy means. […]

Community Choice leaders celebrate providing power with purpose

The Center’s 2018 symposium on June 5th displayed CCA power and purpose

The Climate Center hosted this year’s “Business of Local Energy Symposium” in Sacramento on June 5th to discuss Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and how to provide their customers power with purpose. That is, how to accelerate clean energy deployment, improve local programs, and navigate the extremely dynamic energy market in California going forward. More than […]

The Business of Local Energy Symposium – A Smashing Success

Last Friday, May 5, about 400 people including elected officials and energy professionals gathered in Long Beach for The Climate Center’s third annual Business of Local Energy symposium. Deputy Director Barry Vesser was the symposium’s architect. Co-organizers were the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainability and Energy Coalition. Attendees heard 56 speakers and […]

Community Choice Energy: A California transformation in one decade

by Ann Hancock, The Climate Center In October 2014, at our first Business of Local Energy Symposium, only two operational Community Choice programs existed in California: Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. A mere sixteen months later, Community Choice is taking off across the state. We reported this story in our February 24, 2016 […]

Symposium inspires innovation and camaraderie

Innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie emerged as themes defining The Climate Center’s second Business of Local Energy Symposium, held March 4, 2016. Titled “Creating the Clean Energy Economy,” the Symposium’s keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on Community Choice energy and how to optimize competition and choice for significant greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, and local […]

Jigar Shah and others discuss political, financial, and technological obstacles on the path to net zero

Jigar Shah is a keynote at The Business of Local Energy Symposium.  Register Now! In his book Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy Jigar Shah grapples with the essential question of scaling already available green technology to its needed level quickly. While efficient and relatively inexpensive green technology that cuts carbon emissions is available, […]

Can local, clean energy be an economic development strategy?

In Sonoma County they are making the case, and soon will host a symposium that will bring some of the best minds in the country together to figure out how to make the value proposition even better, more jobs, more locally developed clean energy, all at a competitive price. According to Geof Syphers CEO of […]

Community Choice Energy May Revolutionize Our Energy Grid

Jeff Byron and Jigar Shah Hear Jeff and Jigar speak at The Business of Local Energy Symposium on Oct 23rd> Converting to solar energy has gotten much easier with the advent of “no money down” financing solutions. However, for every customer that meets the credit score and has a good south facing/flat roof, there are […]

Oct 23 Business Symposium Features New Energy Economy Titans, Inc/ Jigar Shah, David Hochschild, Geoff Syphers, Jeff Byron, More…

An upcoming North San Francisco Bay symposium in Petaluma, CA features many prominent dignitaries in the movement for a new energy economy. The October 23rd “The Business of Local Energy” Symposium focuses on business opportunities arising from Community Choice Aggregation agencies now being established that are gaining political momentum in California and elsewhere. Jigar Shah, […]

Geof Syphers will speak at The Business of Local Energy Symposium

Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power, makes the case for Community Choice energy in this video. Come hear him at The Business for Local Energy Symposium on Oct 23rd.