South Bay Clean Power

Congratulations Calabasas & L.A. County!

20 months after we introduced the topic of CCA in the City of Calabasas, that City at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County has become the very first member of the new Los Angeles Community Choice Energy program and we could not be happier!

Special recognition has to go to Alan Weiner the leader of 350 Conejo/San Fernando Valley who organized that first workshop at the Calabasas Library on October 22 in 2015. South Bay Clean Power Working Group Chair, Joe Galliani, traveled to the City to present a briefing and answer questions on Community Choice Aggregation to city staff and interested parties from that City, Agoura Hills, and Westlake Village covered in the local Acorn newspaper.


SPEAK OUT—Alan Weiner of Agoura Hills addresses a recent Calabasas energy collective workshop. Right Joe Galliani from the Climate Action Group. (SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers)



Redondo Beach City Council Votes to Compare South Bay Clean Power Plan to LA County’s


Last night the Redondo Beach City Council voted 3-2 to approve staff’s recommendation that they receive and file South Bay Clean Power’s draft JPA and business plan, review and analyze them and make recommendations as to what are the City’s best CCA options.  Staff will do likewise with Los Angeles County’s JPA and business plan.

Los Angeles County’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Gary Gero, fresh from Tuesday’s vote by the LA County Board of Supervisors to move forward with a CCA program and fund the first phase to launch LA County’s unincorporated areas, offered Redondo Beach the opportunity to be the first city to join the County’s program, but Redondo chose to carefully weigh its options.

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Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Endorses South Bay Clean Power plan

Thank you, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter!

FINAL Angeles Chapter SBCP CCA endorsement letterAllCities page1

FINAL Angeles Chapter SBCP CCA endorsement letterAllCities page2

CCA panel at VerdeXchange 2017

South Bay Clean Power was excited to be included in last month’s Community Choice Aggregation panel at the legendary VerdeXchange 2017.

The panel was moderated by Katy Young, Deputy for the Environment and Arts, Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.  The other CCA panelists included Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County; Dawn Weisz, the CEO of Marin Clean Energy; and Southern California Edison VP of Energy Procurement & Management, Colin Cushnie.

Here’s South Bay Clean Power Chair, Joe Galliani, talking about the local grassroots effort that launched the entire County of Los Angeles’ on the CCA track.

South Bay Clean Power Partners with Center for Powerful Public Schools

Just before we broke for the holidays we had the opportunity to meet with the Executive Director of the Center for Powerful Public Schools, Jeanne Fauci, and the Center’s Director of Finance and Operations, Michael Key. Our mutual friends from Santa Monica Climate Action brought us together.


The Center is doing remarkable work in several areas and is supported by some well known and highly respected backers


We were there to talk specifically about their program in which they train high school students at Carson High School to conduct energy efficiency audits. Since energy efficiency efforts will one of South Bay Clean Power’s foundational elements we wanted to learn more about how we could help get more young people trained to do this important work that holds strong employment potential.

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