Our region needs 100% clean energy for all—
where every community has the power to decide their energy future.
Why 100 %
> Electricity is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our region. Turning our energy clean is crucial for reducing emissions and ensuring a just, climate-safe future.
> 100% local clean energy means we are investing directly in our communities, by creating thousands of family-sustaining, secure jobs. A clean energy system that prioritizes small-scale, renewable energy systems in our own backyard leads us to a green economy for all, and ensures a more safe and reliable energy future.
The only path to 100% clean energy is through Community Choice Energy.
The only equitable, just path to 100% clean energy is through community-focused clean energy programs like Community Choice Energy. These nonprofit, public power agencies provide more clean energy with local control, allowing all community members secure access to clean power.
What is Community Choice Energy?
Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a community-led program that brings the freedom of choice and energy democracy to our electricity system. CCE puts the community in charge through local decision-making on rates, programs, and policies.
It also allows local governments to purchase power on behalf of their residents. The existing utility company continues to deliver power over their power lines.
BENEFITS OF CCE PROGRAMS
Choice. CCE programs offer a choice of electricity providers. This encourages innovation among providers and improved pricing for consumers.
Cleaner energy. CCE programs can provide a more varied blend of clean energy sources, helping us reach a Zero Carbon future faster.
Cost. CCE programs introduce competition into the energy marketplace that allows communities to achieve 100% clean energy at very competitive rates.
Community Benefit. CCE programs can advance important equitable, sustainable climate and clean energy goals that are community-focused and community-led.
Community Control. CCE programs put the community in charge of our energy future through local decision-making on rates, programs, and policies.
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COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY IS HERE!
If you live in the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and San Diego, you already have CCE. San Diego Community Power will start serving power in 2021. Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Solana Beach will use the Clean Energy Alliance CCE program.
What if you don’t live in those cities? Climate Action Campaign is working hard to bring CCE to your city! Join us in the fight for energy democracy.