Program on Community Choice energy

In California, Community Choice energy is a stealth revolution, sweeping away monopoly utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric and democratizing the generation and sale of electricity. Like public banks, Community Choice energy programs are operated by public agencies accountable to the people, not to shareholders. In addition to reducing greenhouse gases by procuring a higher proportion of renewable energy, Community Choice energy programs stimulate the local economy through the creation of renewable energy jobs and by keeping energy dollars circulating in the local economy. Please invite the California Alliance for Community Energy on your program--we have an exciting but little-known success story to share with the rest of the country (

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  • Al Weinrub
    commented 2017-12-30 00:04:07 -0500
    One indication of how Community Choice challenges the energy establishment is the extent to which the CA Public Utilities Commission is attacking Community Choice initiatives.
  • Al Weinrub
    tagged this with upvote 2017-12-30 00:04:07 -0500
  • Barbara Stebbins
    commented 2017-12-29 20:44:27 -0500
    Yes! Community Choice offers the potential for democratizing energy, and retaining community wealth locally. Community choice is growing rapidly in California, soon to serve more people than the monopoly, investor-owned utilities and getting stiff opposition from monied interests as a result. This would make a great topic.
  • Barbara Stebbins
    tagged this with upvote 2017-12-29 20:44:27 -0500
  • Erica Etelson
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-12-29 14:29:51 -0500