Clean Energy Program

350 Bay Area is excited to be a part of the Clean Energy movement happening around the country. We’re focused on pushing for an advanced community energy model to help California reach its climate goals, through three strategies:

  • Consulting with 350 Bay Area Action Legislative Team to help find and push for legislation to raise the threshold for how much electricity in California must come from renewable sources that are mostly local.
  • Advocating for policies and regulations that support rooftop solar, microgrids, and other distributed energy resources that get fastest possible move to 100% Renewable Clean Energy, in a socially equitable way, 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 Power

Community Choice Power

Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs have started up everywhere in the Bay Area and much of California now, providing a way to get more clean, renewable energy into the grid faster than what investor-owned utilities (IOU's) can by themselves. Above you see the very...

State Legislation – Consultation

State Legislation – Consultation

(Last update – December 20, 2021) We are about to begin the 2022 Legislative Session after a very disappointing 2021 legislative season. During this last session that ended in September, our 350 Bay Area Clean Energy team had helped identify which bills would do the...

Our Work at the CPUC

Our Work at the CPUC

350 Bay Area is part of a large coalition of groups - more than 600 - that continue to push back against the utilities efforts, supported now by the CPUC which just put out a Proposed Decision on December 13th on Net Energy Metering, to disincentivize rooftop solar...

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 Resources

 

Our campaign is dedicated to energizing ourselves and our state and local government bodies about the possibilities expressed in this short video  from The Solutions Project          

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 HereAnd 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, at the time, 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 

TODAY’s ENERGY SUPPLY OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA (CAISO) 

Click Here to SEE IT

 OTHER ARTICLES and REPORTS

Toward a more decentralized energy delivery model:  Lorenzo Kristov’s  Bottom Up Energy Revolution – April 2019

The Emissions Gap Report 2019 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.

California – Where we are Now (2019 est.):  Percentage of energy for RPS Renewables (Solar and Wind and all Carbon-Free Energy)

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.

COMMUNITY CHOICE

Statewide Organizations:

National Organization (home office in Mill Valley, CA):  LeanEnergyUS

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 find out which one is yours and what level you are subscribed at.