Friday, May 24, 2013

Community Choice Aggregation Presentation in Sunnyvale 5/30/13

Introduction to Community Choice Aggregation
Thursday, May 30, 2013
7-8:30 PM
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum
570 E. Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA

Free. Snacks provided.

RSVP requested:

Made possible by a generous grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.   

Late in the process to develop a climate action plan (CAP) for Sunnyvale, the consultant told the Horizon 2035 Committee, the citizen group helping draft the plan, of a single action the City could take to dramatically increase the carbon emissions reduction under the CAP. Horizon Committee members were intrigued.

A ten-year-old State program, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), allows communities to purchase power directly from energy producers, while continuing to use the local utility to deliver it to homes and businesses.  Such a hybrid system would enable our community to purchase more clean, renewable power than PG&E alone can provide--at a price competitive with the current system.

How might a CCA program work? What is the experience of other communities both in California and across the US with this system? What might advantages and disadvantages be?

Gerry Glaser had been independently researching how to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy production years before he was appointed to the Horizon 2035 Committee and the Sustainability Commission. He will share what he has learned during his intensive study of the topic.


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