Daily News Stories on America's Community Choice Aggregation Movement (CCA) and the World Energy Crisis

 

BREAKING NEWS

 

NEW JERSEY CCA - WILLINGBORO: Willingboro considering energy aggregation deal The Intelligencer article by Rose Krebs (April 4, 2013)

NEW JERSEY CCA - LAMBERTVILLE: The Beaconarticle by John Tredrea (April 4, 2013)

HUNDREDS OF ILLINOIS MUNICIPALITIES SCHEDULE NEW ROUND OF CCA VOTES: On April 9, 200 more communities to vote on whether to switch to Community Choice electricity services Sacramento Bee / PR Newswire announcement by Illinois Citizens Utility Board (April 1, 2013)

 

LATE MARCH

 

SAN DIEGO CCA - Community Choice Energy District for Solar Power, Microgrids San Diego Free Press article Jay Powell (March 29, 2013)

NEW JERSEY CCA - Bradford voters consider electricity aggregation option Journal Star article (March 28, 2013)

MASSACHUSETTS CCA - North Andover considers joining with 7 Merrimack Valley towns for regional Community Choice North Andover Citizen article by Tim McCarthy (March 28, 2013)

CA CCA - ALBANY: Albany studies switching energy providers West County Times article by Damin Esper (March 27, 2013)

CA CCA - SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco’s CleanPowerSF program debate on amount of renewable energy projects it would fund San Francisco Examiner article by oshua Sabatini (March 25, 2013)

NEW JERSEY CCA - BRIDGEWATER: Energy Aggregation Could Save Residents Hundreds Bridgewater Patch article by Audrey Levine (March 20, 2013)

CALIFORNIA CCA - ALBANY: Albany considers joining the Bay Area's Community Choice movement Albany Patch article by Jason Hoppin (March 18, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - ADAMS COUNTY: Aggregated electricity begins to flow Quincy Journal article (March 16, 2013)

SANTA BARBARA CCA - Climate Action Plan up for a vote, includes Community Choice Santa Maria Times article by Brian Bullock (March 13, 2013)

NEW JERSEY CCA - PARSIPPANY: Government Energy Aggregation contract could save cash for Parsippany residents NorthJersey.com article (March 13, 2013)

 

FEBRUARY

 

CA CCA - SONOMA COUNTY GOES LOCAL: Potential benefits — and risks — of local power - Yes, program could mean more renewables; but there are also significant unknowns North Bay Business Journal article by Amy Bolton (February 18, 2013)

CCA IN NAPA? Panel to discuss green power effort on February 22 Napa Valley Register article by Alex Shantz (February 14, 2013)

LPI IN SAN FRANCISCO: California Energy Markets on CleanPowerSF and LPI's proposal to build local and cut power costs California Energy Markets article by Chris Raphael (February 1, 2013)

 

LATE JANUARY

 

SANTA CRUZ CLIMATE PLAN RESTS ON COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION: Santa Cruz County releases climate strategy Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Jason Hoppin (January 31, 2013)

DOUBLE WHAMMY FROM THERMAL POWER PLANTS: Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035 National Geographic article by Marianne Lavelle and Thomas K. Grose (January 30, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - LA GRANGE: Electrical aggregation details discussed in La Grange La Grange Sun Times article by Jane Michaels (January 29, 2013)

LOCAL POWER INC. IN THE NEWS - SAN FRANCISCO'S CCA: Successful launch of CleanPowerSF called into question San Francisco Examiner article by Joshua Sabatini (January 28, 2013)

CLIMATE COLLAPSE - HURRICANE SANDY COST THE UNITED STATES $100B: Hurricane Sandy, drought cost U.S. $100 billion USA TODAY article by Doyle Rice (January 25, 2013)

CCA NOW A NATIONAL MOVEMENT: Community Energy Aggregation Enabling Savings Efficient.Gov article (January 24, 2013)

NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION - URANIUM ENRICHMENT TO BOMBS IN NORTH KOREA: N. Korea preps for its first enriched-uranium test Voice of Russia article (January 24, 2013)

US MANUFACTURERS OPPOSE EXPORT OF FRACKED DOMESTIC GAS OVERSEAS: Manufacturers are Blocking the Free Flow of LNG energyBiz article by Ken Silverstein (January 23, 2013)

TARS SANDS REVOLT LARGEST EVER AS OBAMA CONSIDERS APPROVAL: Largest Unified Protest in Northeast Against Tar Sands Begins Today EcoWatch article by 350.org (January 23, 2013)

LOCAL POWER VIDEO: SFPUC Presentation on CleanPowerSF City of San Francisco video of public hearing (January 22, 2013)

NEW JERSEY CCA - BURLINGTON COUNTY: County and Bridge Commission to evaluate aggregate energy proposals Burlington County Times article by Danielle Camilli (January 21, 2013)

FUKUSHIMA FISH: Record high radiation level found in fish caught near Fukushima plant Japan Today article by Luke Ramseth (January 21, 2013)

AMAZON CLIMATE COLLAPSE: Severe Drought In The Amazon Is Caused By Climate Change, Study Finds - The Amazon rainforest has been suffering through the effects of a mega-drought, covering an area more than twice the size of California, since 2005, a new NASA-led study has found Planetsave article (January 18, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - CHAMPAIGN: Aggregation savings in Champaign: $690,719The News-Gazette article (January 17, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - WESTVILLE: Westville puts electric aggregation on ballotThe News-Gazette article by Douglas Toole (January 17, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - EDWARDSVILLE: Area residents receive letters on aggregationThe Intelligencer article by Matt Winte (January 16, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - LA GRANGE: La Grange chooses consultant for electrical aggregationThe Doings La Grange article by Jane Michaels (January 16, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - CHARLESTON: Charleston to change energy providerThe Daily Eastern News article by Elizabeth Edwards (January 16, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - MONTICELLO: Monticello puts electric aggregation on April ballot The News-Gazette article by Steve Hoffman (January 15, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - MCLEAN COUNTY: McLean County Board selects electric aggregation consulting firm Pantagraph article by Mary Ann Ford (January 14, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - ABINGDON: Abingdon council considers energy aggregation - Ordinance would place question on April ballot Register-Mail article by Tom Loewy (January 14, 2013)

CALIFORNIA CCA - LOCAL POWER IN ARCATA: Greener power for Arcata? City would be first in county to join program seeking alternative energy deals Times-Standard article by Luke Ramseth (January 11, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - MURPHYSBORO: City Council approves putting energy aggregation on April ballot Murphysboro American article by Jessica Wettig Miles (January 11, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - CARBONDALE: Carbondale goes green with energy plan The Southern Illinoisian article by D.W. Norris (January 10, 2013)

CALIFORNIA CCA - SANTA CRUZ/CAPITOLA: City Council Will Talk Taller Village Buildings and Renewable Energy - City could receive higher percentage of energy from renewable resources under proposed new program Capitola-Soquel Patch article by JB Davis (January 10, 2013)

ILLINOIS CCA - PHILO: Philo adds electric aggregation to April ballot The News-Gazette article by Christine Walsh (January 10, 2013)

NUCLEAR HAZARD - FUKU-WHAT?: Uranium Rebound Seen as Japan Considers Nuclear Bloomberg article by Ben Sharples (January 4, 2013)

 

LATE DECEMBER, 2012

 

LOCAL POWER IN BOULDER: Xcel, Boulder square off over franchise rights, clean energy options EnergyBiz article by Barry Cassell (December 25, 2012)

SIGN OF THE TIMES - REAGAN'S HOMETOWN GOES CCA: Another chance to vote for lower local power rates - Dixon residents are among the decreasing few who have not approved lower electrical rates. A third opportunity to approve municipal electrical aggregation will come in April. Especially after this year, we think they deserve a break Sauk Valley Media editorial (December 20, 2012)

CALIFORNIA CCA - EAST BAY: East Bay MUD's Retreat on Green Energy Is a Call for Cities to Lead East Bay Express article by Darwin Bond-Graham (December 19, 2012)

CALIFORNIA CCA - SONOMA: Sonoma Looks to Plunge Into Power Market - County Aims to Push Renewable Energy as It Goes Head-to-Head With PG&E The Wall Street Journal article by Cassandra Sweet and Justin Scheck (December 19, 2012)

ILLINOIS - RURAL CCAS: Some towns proceed with aggregation ballot measures The News-Gazette article by Tracy Moss (December 17, 2012)

ILLINOIS CCA - CARBONDALE: Carbondale anticipates savings from aggregation The Southern Illinoisian article by D.W. Norris (December 16, 2012)

DUMB ON DUMB VIOLENCE: Coal May Pass Oil As World's No. 1 Energy Source By 2017, Study Says National Public Radio article by Bill Chappell (December 18, 2012)

CLIMATE CHANGE KILLED 5M PEOPLE LAST YEAR: 10 places climate change kills the most people Market Watch article (December 18, 2012)

FRACKING DAMAGES U.S. PIPELINES: W.Va. blast heightens concerns over natural gas pipelinesPittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Don Hopey (December 13, 2012)

EAST BAY CCA - EBMUD: Berkeley advocates disappointed as EBMUD drowns community choice The Oakland Tribune article by Judith Scherr (December 13, 2012)

CHICAGO CCA: Renewable energy mix in Chicago aggregation plan remains Midwest Energy news article by Kari Lydersen (December 13, 2012)

NEW JERSEY CCA - MEDFORD: Medford weighing energy plan PhillyBurbs article by Kristen Coppock (December 11, 2012)

MASSACHUSETTS CCA - WORCESTER: ‘Turnkey’ energy program pitched to city Worcester Magazine article by Walter Bird Jr. (December 5, 2012)

SONOMA COUNTY CCA NOW OFFICIAL: Sonoma County board votes to create power agency Santa Rose Press Democrat article by Brett Wilkinson (December 4, 2012)

SONOMA COUNTY CCA WILL LOCALIZE POWER: Supervisors create Sonoma power authority - Spending on two-year effort has been $685,000 so far North Bay Business Journal article by Eric Gneckow (December 4, 2012)

SONOMA COUNTY CCA WILL FOCUS ON GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION: Sonoma Clean Power Authority Created - Clearing Way for Next Steps in Developing a Community Choice Aggregation Program The Sonoma County Gazette article (December 4, 2012)

ILLINOIS CCA - VERMILLION COUNTY: Electric aggregation on hold in Vermilion County incorporated areas The News-Gazette article (December 3, 2012)

OBAMA/CLINTON CHEERLEADING FOR U.S. NUCLEAR COMPANIES ABROAD: Clinton in Prague to lobby for Westinghouse nuclear bid The Chicago Tribune article (December 2, 2012)

ILLINOIS CCA - GLEN ELLYN: Glen Ellyn OKs new energy supplier Trib Local article by Michelle Manchir (December 2, 2012)

CHEVRON TOXIC SHOWDOWN: Chevron Assets Frozen in Argentina as Part of Amazonian Lawsuit Indian Country article by Rick Hearns (December 1, 2012)

COMMUNITY CHOICE IN NAPA COUNTY?: Napa Pipe site could provide clean energy Napa Valley Register article (December 1, 2012)

COMMUNITY CHOICE IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY?: Santa Cruz County may study power agency formation to pursue renewable energy San Jose Mercury News article by Jason Hoppin (December 1, 2012)

 

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