Symposium_logo_rgbThe Climate Center’s second Business of Clean Energy Symposium was a success! Held on March 4, 2016 in San Jose, CA, the event convened business, government, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy. The Symposium provided a forum to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs and to learn about current energy policy, regulations, markets, and technology. Read more about the day’s inspiring discussions.

Community Choice is accelerating at a rapid pace. Ann Hancock, the Center’s Executive Director, reported at the Symposium that 60% of Californians (excluding those served by Municipal Utility Districts) could have the option to be served by Community Choice by 2020. Read more.

We invite you to view videos, slides, and photos, below. For sponsor and speaker info, click here.


More videos available, including break-out sessions, on our YouTube channel.


Visit our Soundcloud page for full audio of the morning plenary session with Angelina Galiteva and Carla Peterman, click here. We also have the full audio recording of the morning breakout session on forming a Community Choice energy agency (Dave Pine, Melody Tovar, Barbara Hale, Joe Galliani).


Plenary Sessions:

The Climate Center Opening Slides
Russ Hancock, “The Potential of Community Choice for Silicon Valley”
Mark Ferron, “Our Future Electricity System”

Morning Sessions:

Nuts and Bolts of Community Choice Energy

Shawn Marshall, LEAN Energy
Drake Welch, Noble Americas Energy Solutions
Steve Shupe, Sonoma Clean Power
Jamillah Jordan, MIG

Programs: Reducing Emissions While Building the Economy

Justin Kudo, Marin Clean Energy
Curtis Tongue, Ohmconnect
Urvi Parekh, Sunpower
Martha Amram, WattzOn

The Big Picture of Community Choice Energy Development

Gary Saleba, EES Consulting
Sam Golding, Community Choice Partners

Discussion Group: Bold Ideas to Optimize CCE Impact & Sustainability

– Andrew Cameron, Energy Producing Retail Realty
Jason Simon, Enphase Energy

Afternoon Sessions:

Advanced Programs: Going to the Next Level

Don Bray, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
– Angie Boakes, Shell Alternative Energies’ Electric Mobility
Robert Pierce, Shell Energy

Water & Energy Nexus – Amplifying Impact

Ned Orrett, Resource Performance Partners, Inc. 

Slideshow from the 2016 Symposium