South Bay Clean Power

Climate Action Santa Monica Presents: Why Community Choice Energy Is The Right Choice For Santa Monica & LA County

On May 31, Climate Action Santa Monica hosted a forum featuring Joe Galliani of South Bay Clean Power and Shawn Marshall (via webinar) of LEAN Energy US.  Shawn explains what a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program is, how they function, and how well they’re working for Marin Clean Energy, Sonoma Clean Power, and Lancaster Choice Energy.  Joe shares the history of South Bay Clean Power’s initiative and its then status and progress.  If you weren’t among the almost 200 people in attendance that fine day, here are their complete presentations.

New UCLA Study Says South Bay Clean Power is Right for Santa Monica. Most Powerful Tool for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We’ve had an advance look at the 2015 UCLA Practicum Report for The City of Santa Monica – Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions produced by UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability under the direction of Juan Matute.  It’s a blockbuster report full of extraordinary data that will help decision makers in the region with energy planning.

Here’s the biggest headline from our perspetive:

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The report makes a strong case for the power of a local Community Choice Power program to reduce emissions beyond all other measures available: Read More

Community Choice Comes to the Biltmore in Downtown Los Angeles May 18

Although not available to the general public, this high level Community Choice Aggregation Forum for local electeds, their staff and key decision makers here in Southern California is another sign of our growing momentum and broad interest in CCAs.

We are proud to have introduced this topic into the local zeitgeist last year and to have South Bay Clean Power’s initiative driving the attention and progress as we seek to build a Community Choice Power program that helps us transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy as rapidly as can be done.

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City of Carson Becomes 4th City in 4 Weeks to Pass CCA Feasibility Study Resolution


Tonight the Carson City Council voted 4-0 to unanimously pass our Resolution to Participate in a CCA Feasibility Study.

Carson becomes the 6th City in our 7 City strategy to unanimously pass the resolution.

The City of Inglewood is lucky City #7 and will be the object of our focus until we are in front of their Council.

Santa Monica City Council Votes To Join SBCP Feasibility Study

sbcp logo 20% color boostOn Tuesday, January 13, 2015 the Santa Monica City Council voted to approve a resolution to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) study, thereby joining Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach in our South Bay Clean Power initiative.

Santa Monica has long been interested in its Community Choice options and joined the South Bay Clean Power efforts when they learned about our initiative and plans last summer.  We are thrilled to have our another world-famous Southern California Beach City participating, especially one with as long a sustainable history as Santa Monica has. solar-santa-monicaOn Tuesday, January 20, the City of Redondo Beach has the same resolution on their agenda‘s consent calendar where it is expected to pass, making Redondo the 4th city – and 4th world-famous beach city – in this effort that is quickly growing momentum. We are hopeful that the City of Torrance will follow suit one week later, on Tuesday, January 27, to become City Number Five, the largest and biggest electric power user of all in our initiative.

None of this is happening by accident. It is in fact part of a strategy designed last summer by our volunteer citizens working group that calls for all 15 cities of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments to become partners in a Community Choice Power program. The City of Santa Monica is now part of our revised 16 city plan.South Bay Clean Power Progress v2 2 Read More