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Power change by changing power

Karen Barnes handles Development for The Climate Center. This summer we continue to work on our newest project, to bring Community Choice Energy to California’s Central Valley. All regions in our state should have access to clean power. Climate and environmental impacts are magnified and debilitating for disenfranchised communities that are disproportionately impacted by higher […]

We help drive the clean energy economy forward

The Climate Center (CCP) developed the Business for Clean Energy (BCE) program six years ago because we believe that business drives innovation and can play a crucial role in helping to address the climate crisis. The BCE program provides a network and resources to support our members in incorporating sustainability into their businesses and keeping […]

Community Choice Energy is a powerful rapidly spreading movement

As 2016 draws to a close, Community Choice Energy has spread to 26 out of 58 counties and over 300 cities in California as either operational, on track for launch of service, or at some stage of evaluation. Community Choice Energy has clearly become a powerful and rapidly spreading movement. The Climate Center began advocating […]

Community Choice Energy: A California transformation in one decade

by Ann Hancock, The Climate Center  |  March 10, 2016 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 […]

CleanPowerSF Community Choice Takes a Giant Step Forward

by Woody Hastings  |   September 30, 2015 Can you say “all oars rowing in the same direction?” On Friday, September 25, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Local Agency Formation Commission held a joint meeting to hear the latest from their respective staffs about plans and timelines for moving forward with the […]

Profile: Geof Syphers, Chief Executive Officer of Sonoma Clean Power

By Bill Skoonberg (Guest blog contribution to The Climate Center) Ever wonder what you can do to address the climate crisis? The folks at the Center for Climate Protection have been working on that question since their founding in 2001. In 2005, they identified Community Choice energy as the single most powerful tool available to […]

Local Schools Benefit from Sonoma Clean Power

by Noah Henry  |  July 23, 2015 [Pictured above: Sonoma Clean Power CEO Geof Sypher, Sebastopol Mayor/SCP Board Member Patrick Slayter, and Keller McDonald, Superintendent of West Sonoma County Union High School District. Photo by KRCB] – Sonoma Clean Power recently presented a check for $16,477 to West Sonoma County Union High School District (WSCUHSD). […]

Local Economies Benefit from Sonoma Clean Power: Town of Windsor Reports Big Savings

by Woody Hastings  |   posted July 27, 2015 The Town of Windsor recently announced that it is saving eight times more than it had expected as a result of becoming a customer of Sonoma Clean Power. Windsor was the first municipality to join Sonoma Clean Power back in May of 2013. When Sonoma Clean […]

Another Important Legislative Victory for Community Choice Energy

A two-year struggle to defeat an insidious piece of legislation in Sacramento, Assembly Bill 976, has come to a happy conclusion. On September 27 Governor Brown vetoed AB976 and added a brief signing statement (see below). In this statement the Governor echoed what community choice proponents drove home repeatedly in committee hearings and elsewhere. The […]