The final Technical Study of Community Choice Energy (CCE) in Contra Costa County will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Now is the time to urge them to prioritize local energy generation and green job creation in their decision-making process, which will probably come to a rapid close within the next couple months. The County, on behalf of its unincorporated areas, and 14 Contra Costa cities are currently weighing three options: develop a stand-alone county program, or join Marin Clean Energy or Alameda’s newly created East Bay Community Energy. In spite of the narrow time-frame, much due diligence remains to be done.
The Sunflower Alliance Working Group on Contra Costa CCE, along with the Contra Costa Clean Energy Alliance, has issued a letter to County Supervisors and city council members reminding them that they have before them “an amazing opportunity for economic growth and the creation of good jobs through local build-out of clean solar and wind energy projects.” The letter contains many great talking points that you can use for making statements at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Please read it here: CC-CCE Letter on Local Generation.
Contra Costa residents who want to get involved with lobbying and outreach to your unions, organizations and social networks, please contact email@example.com. Attend one of the local county-sponsored presentations on the study listed below. And contact your district supervisors and ask them to choose a program that will aggressively develop local renewable resources to provide good, green jobs, stimulate local businesses, and retain energy wealth within Contra Costa.
Tuesday, March 28, 9 AM
County Administration Bldg.
951 Pine. St.
Future Presentations of the Technical Study:
Brentwood: March 28, 7 PM (City Council)
Pittsburg: April 3, 6 PM workshop (tentative) with presentations by East Bay Clean Energy and Marin Clean Energy and public Q & A, followed by City Council mtg
Oakley: April 5, 6 PM (workshop w/ presentations by East Bay Clean Energy and Marin Clean Energy)
Concord: April 11, 6:30 PM (City Council)
Danville: April 11, 9 AM (Public Workshop at city offices, not city hall)
Moraga: April 12, 7 PM (City Council)
Pleasant Hill: April 17, 7:30 PM (City Council)
Martinez: April 19, 7 PM (City Council)
San Ramon: April 25, 7 PM (City Council)
Danville: May 2, 7:30 PM (Town Council)
NOTE: Meeting start times don’t reflect when CCE will be on the agenda. And keep your eyes on http://www.cccounty.us/cce and city websites for changing information.