The Climate Center is cited in the article below. We continue to advocate for Community Choice Energy as a preferred model for many communities because Community Choice agencies’ objectives are aligned with local government climate goals and these agencies do not have any obligation to maximize profits for private shareholders.
by Sammy Roth, LA Times
Seventy miles north of downtown Los Angeles, where the Mojave Desert gives way to the San Joaquin Valley, three newly built wind turbines stand atop a ridge overlooking State Route 58. Strong gusts emerge from the mountain pass below, making this an especially windy spot in one of the windiest parts of California.
A few new turbines aren’t normally a big deal in the Golden State, which has been building wind farms for decades.
But these particular machines are at the heart of a revolution in California’s energy industry, which for millions of people, homes and businesses could mean an end to buying power from monopoly utilities such as Southern California Edison.