Contra Costa cities push forward with CCE

Array of solar panelsContra Costa's Community Choice Energy survey is nearing completion. To date, ten cities have agreed to join a non-binding Technical "Feasibility" Study for a countywide CCE program which includes releasing their PG&E electrical load data — the key to calculating the amount of energy that would need to be purchased and what rates would need to be set for the CCE to be profitable. All the city council votes involved have been unanimously in favor of the study; no city has declined.

There is still time for public input. Please sign this petition which will automatically be sent to your county supervisor, city council members, and city administrator.

Release of the data is essential for a technical feasibility study — the first major step needed for the county to form a Community Choice Energy program. Such programs already exist is the form of Marin Clean Energy, Sonoma Clean Power and SFCleanPower in San Francisco.

CCE is on the agenda of following city council meetings (open to the public):

Tuesday, January 19
CLAYTON, 7:00 pm, Library, 6125 Clayton Rd.
ORINDA, 7:00 pm, Orinda Library Auditorium.
PINOLE, 7:00 pm, 2131 Pear St.

Monday, January 25
LAFAYETTE, 7:00 pm, Library Auditorium

Tuesday, January 26
BRENTWOOD, 7:00 pm, 150 City Park Way

Save the date
Monday, February 29th midday, when the completed survey will be presented to the open meeting of the Board of Supervisors' Internal Operations Committee (John Gioia and Candace Andersen).  Consider joining a vigorous grassroots advocacy group, Contra Costa Clean Energy Alliance (CCCEA) with volunteers from every city formed 2 years ago.

For more information please contact Carol Weed,
Contra Costa Clean Energy Alliance, 510-409-4055