Community Choice Energy is under yet another attack by PG&E and the monopoly utilities. A just-announced draft resolution e-4907 will come to a vote on February 8 at a hearing of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). If it passes it could create a de facto freeze on future community choice programs. The resolution could possibly lead to one- to two-year delays for new Community Choice efforts, especially those created to serve disadvantaged communities like in Los Angeles County or in the Central Valley. But it’s not only future Community Choice efforts that could be negatively impacted—the resolution is also of concern to existing programs.
Help keep the promotion and expansion of renewable energy alive in California. Send a short letter to the CPUC before Tuesday, Jan 30. (The PUC extended the comment period and postponed the hearing because they got so many comments. Let’s keep up the pressure!) Please draw freely from the talking points below, and be sure to personalize it. Using only one talking point or the topic of one paragraph from the sample letter is fine.
Here are basic talking points. Follow the links below for more details.
For more information, see the Clean Power Exchange action page.
PLAN TO ATTEND WHEN THE RESOLUTION COMES TO A VOTE AT THE PUC:
Thursday, February 8, 9:30 AM — arrive early to get a seat
505 Van Ness (corner of McAllister)
(5 blocks from the Civic Center BART station)
Stay tuned for news of a press conference and rally to be held on the steps of the PUC.