Achieve 100% Clean Energy
We are helping ensure resilient, safe, affordable clean energy — and clean energy jobs.
California needs a renewable, reliable, safe, and affordable electricity supply as rapidly as possible. This is crucial for our equity goals to protect fence line communities from the pollution of natural gas generation, nuclear generation, and the refineries which supply gasoline.
Getting to a 100% renewable grid will take massive increases in wind and solar generation and battery deployment. We also need to accelerate energy efficiency and flexible use of energy, known as demand flexibility, which will also support the increased demand from meeting our transportation electrification and building electrification goals.
350 Bay Area is working to accelerate this transformation of California’s electricity system. This will be possible if we optimize use of energy efficiency, demand flexibility, residential (“rooftop solar”) and community solar and batteries on the local distribution grid (known as Distributed Energy Resources DER). Support the grid of the future by taking action together with 350 Bay Area, or individually by electrifying your vehicle, making your home heating and cooling more efficient (electric space heat pumps, heat pump water heaters), and going solar (especially with batteries)!
- Expand & defend Community Choice Energy programs that will advance clean energy locally
- Expand programs supporting low income ratepayers
- Support rooftop solar, microgrids, and other distributed energy resources that get fastest possible move to 100% Renewable Clean Energy, in a socially equitable way
- Raise the threshold for how much electricity in California must come from renewable sources that are mostly local
Major Win for Community Choice Energy and Continued Advocacy for Net Metering + Rooftop Solar
We played an integral role in helping to pass the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (SB 350) in the state legislature in 2015, which supported Community Choice Energy program start-ups. The Act also established clean energy, clean air, and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, including reducing GHG to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. At this time 350 Bay Area stepped up to become a legal “party” at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to advocate for continuation of a strong state-wide net-metering policy that incentivizes rooftop solar. To achieve this, we helped deliver 130,000 petitions from around the state in support of net metering, the most letters ever received by the CPUC on a single issue. Pictured left: Our continued fight delivering public comment in support of rooftop solar in 2021
If properly harnessed, there’s enough sunlight that falls on the earth in just one hour to meet the world’s energy demands for a whole year.
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