Sierra Club Encourages Clean Energy Comments @ City Council

Sierra Club West is encouraging everyone to come out to support 100% renewable energy tonight at 7pm, Monday, Feb. 26 at Culver City City Hall. The Culver City City Council will have an important vote to determine whether to set our base tier at 36% 50% or 100% renewable energy! Customers will have the option to opt up, down or out of the program.

From Clean Power Alliance – Within CPA structure, each individual city and county member has the authority to set the default renewable energy tier that will be offered to residents and businesses within their jurisdiction. The method by which each member makes this determination is entirely within their own city’s purview as there are no legal requirements governing this selection.

As discussed at the February 1, 2018 Board meeting, staff and our consultants need members to indicate their preliminary selection by February 12, 2018 and make their final selection by March 1, 2018.  Having this information will allow us to understand the overall program profile and begin procuring energy resources so that the Board can set rates at its April meeting. However, we have now learned that SCE estimates its base renewable energy percentage for 2018 to be 34%.  Therefore, we intend to ask the Board to approve that the base product for 2018 be 36% instead of the 33% previously approved.  When deciding on your default offering, therefore, the three tiers would be 36%, 50%, and 100%

This is an historic opportunity to finally be able to choose our renewable energy profile. Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells’ recommendation to the Council will be 100%.

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