Thank you to all participants, presenters, speakers, sponsors, and partners for a great event!

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Click here for a Symposium slideshow.

The Climate Center along with our partners at the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition offered our third Business of Clean Energy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on May 5th, 2017.   The Symposium convened government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy. The event provided a forum to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs and to learn about current energy policy, regulations, markets, and technology.

Community Choice is accelerating at a rapid pace. Ann Hancock, the Center’s Executive Director, reported at last year’s 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.

The Symposium was organized in coordination with our partners, Local Government Commission and Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition:


Featured Speakers

Ben Allen
 Kevin de León
President pro Tempore
California Senate
Michael J. Picker
California Public Utility Commission
Ben Allen
California Senate
Dawn Weisz
MCE Clean Energy
Geof Syphers
Sonoma Clean Power
Jason Caudle
Deputy Manager
Lancaster Choice Energy
Barbara Hale
Assistant General Manager
Angelina Galiteva
Board Member
California Independent System Operator
Jan Pepper
Chief Executive Officer
Peninsula Clean Energy

For a full list of speakers, click here.

For 2016 videos, click here.


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