What: Community Choice Energy Forum
When: Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery
Who: Speakers (listed below) include leaders of Community Choice Programs in Marin, Lancaster, and Los Angeles County. Event co-sponsored by CEC and Sierra Club Santa Barbara.
Why: Community Choice Energy is a method to get cleaner electricity to local homes and businesses and provide greater local control over how that electricity is sourced. Existing programs in Marin, Sonoma, and Lancaster show that Community Choice Energy provides a wide range of environmental, economic, and community benefits. On the Central Coast, the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo – as well as several cities – are in the process of conducting a feasibility study for a local program.
In this free public forum, you’ll hear from leaders of communities that have successfully implemented Community Choice, and have an opportunity to ask questions about what this program might look like in our community, and how it could support the 100% renewable goal the Santa Barbara City Council voted to pursue at yesterday’s hearing.
Community Development Manager
Marin Clean Energy
City of Lancaster
County of Santa Barbara
South Bay Clean Power Advisory Committee
Chief Sustainability Officer
County of Los Angeles