We are building a Zero Carbon Orange County where every community has
a path to a safe and livable future.
Why We've Expanded to Orange County
> 73% of Orange County residents believe climate change is a serious issue. They want effective climate action now. (Source: Smoller & Moodian 2020)
> Orange County has some of the most at-risk cities from climate change impacts, such as Santa Ana and Anaheim. Low-income and communities of color face the worst of these risks. (Source: Enking 2019) (Source: Tekin 2019)
> Orange County knows Climate Action Campaign wins climate policies. We’ve implemented eight 100% clean energy Climate Action Plans and three Community Choice Energy programs in San Diego County that will dramatically slash emissions. Now we are focused on replicating our success in Orange County.
Community Choice Energy
CAC began working with Irvine residents in 2017 to introduce a bold Climate Action Plan and Community Choice Energy (CCE) to the City of Irvine. We won Irvine City Council’s support to start work on a Climate Action Plan and study the feasibility of CCE.
After the study was completed in 2019, CAC has worked successfully to move Community Choice forward with a likely launch of CCE as a multi-city nonprofit public agency at the end of 2020. Costa Mesa and Fullerton are likely to join Irvine, and other cities are close behind.
Climate Action Plans
Irvine continues to work on their Climate Action Plan, and Santa Ana is currently updating their Environmental Justice General Plan Update. More Climate Action Plans are expected in 2021.