Clean Energy Program
To join the team, email Ken Jones at Ken@350BayArea.org
350 Bay Area is excited to be a part of the Clean Energy movement happening around the country. We’re focused on advancing clean energy in California through three strategies:
- Supporting legislation to raise the threshold for how much electricity in California must come from renewable sources
- Advocating for policies and regulations that support rooftop solar and and the fastest possible move to 100% Renewable Clean Energy at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
- Supporting expansion of community choice energy programs that will advance clean energy locally
Issues we work on
Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs are starting up in the Bay Area and all over California, providing a way to get more clean, renewable energy into the grid faster than what investor-owned utilities can by themselves. Above you see the very recent opening of the...
(Last update – January 9 2020) New session has just begun. Check back for which bills we will focus on. Last year in the state legislature there were a few bills that this campaign had been watching closely and taking positions on that were important for the future of...
350 Bay Area was part of the successful coalition that won the preservation of net metering in California in early 2016. We continue to watch for and fight against any weakening of this plan. Net metering is critical to the success of distributed generation,...
Our campaign grew out the enthusiasm and great science of one of its well-known scientist Board Members, Mark Jacobson, who gave the keynote speech at our Climate Conference in March 2014, which the large crowd there gave him a rousing standing ovation for. You can watch it Here. And you can watch the panel discussion with him that followed his talk, moderated by Greg Dalton of the Commonwealth Club’s Climate One, with Miya Yoshitani of APEN, Dan Jacobson from Environment CA, and Greg Thomson from Clean Coalition Here
Mark Jacobson, from nearby Stanford, has a plan for California that he talked about in the above video that is in this peer-reviewed article http://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/CaliforniaWWS.pdf
OTHER ARTICLES and REPORTS
The Emissions Gap Report 2017 a UN Synthesis Report This report brought in November shows the discrepancy between the goal of keeping world temperatures under 1.5 degrees C and what countries have said and are actually doing. It is pretty scientific but interesting.
2015 New York State Energy Plan This “volume” contains actionable policy recommendations and analyses to guide that State’s efforts to advance new energy technologies that foster an innovative clean energy economy.
The Technology Path to Deep Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts by 2050: The Pivotal Role of Electricity This paper looks at the infrastructure and technology path required to meet California’s goal of an 80% reduction below 1990 CO2 levels, using detailed modeling of infrastructure stocks, resource constraints, and electricity system operability.
- California Alliance for Community Energy http://cacommunityenergy.org/
- California Community Choice Association http://cal-cca.org/
- Californians for Energy Choice http://calenergychoice.org/
National Organization (home office in Mill Valley, CA): http://www.leanenergyus.org/
Community Choice Programs in the Bay Area – If you have not chosen the highest level of renewable energy, call them and choose that level to move the state to its climate goals faster. You can check the 4th page of your PG&E bill to fins out which one is yours and what level you are subscribed at.
- Marin Clean Energy
- Sonoma Clean Power
- Peninsula Clean Energy
- Silicon Valley Clean Energy
- East Bay Community Energy