• September 17, 2021
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OC Power Authority

Huntington Beach Votes Yes, Lake Forest Will Vote Later, Santa Ana Says “No Rush” on Key Climate Program  

Three cities discussed whether to participate in the new, not-for-profit Orange County Power Authority last week with mixed results. HUNTINGTON BEACH The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday, February 1, voted to stay in the new, not-for-profit Orange County Power Authority (OCPA), which promises to bring competition, clean energy, and local control to the OC […]

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OC Power Authority to Appoint CEO and COO at January 12 Meeting

Implementation timeline and Irvine staff support also to be discussed   The newly-seated Orange County Power Authority board of directors will announce the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer tomorrow, according to the agenda for the January 12 board meeting. The public may participate via Zoom (see link below). The first […]

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Orange County Power Authority Board To Hold Inaugural Meeting

Irvine will be holding its first Orange County Power Authority (“OCPA” or “Authority”) Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 10 A.M. Here is the meeting agenda. OCPA board members will be sworn in during the meeting, including Irvine representatives Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. Huntington Beach Councilmember Mike Posey, Buena Park Councilwoman […]

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Irvine City Council Votes for Three Climate Initiatives at Nov. 10 Meeting

New nonprofit public energy agency, climate action plan, and strategic energy plan all move forward after Irvine election favors climate-friendly candidates At its November 10 meeting, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of three programs that promise to bring clean energy, competitive energy pricing and a climate-resilient future to the city. The votes […]

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Two Major Climate Votes on Irvine Council Agenda Nov. 10

More EVs and EV chargers for Irvine: According to Irvine’s staff report on Community Choice Energy (CCE), most California CCEs offer residents electric vehicle incentives such as chargers and rebates along with an alternative to SoCal Edison for energy customers.With votes still being counted in Irvine’s city council election, the city’s two most important climate-related programs will come before […]

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Fullerton Joins Irvine to Create Orange County Energy Authority

New nonprofit public agency will provide competitive rates, cleaner energy, community benefits November 3, 2020 On Monday, November 2, the Fullerton City Council voted to move forward with Community Choice Energy (CCE), voting 4-1 (Whitaker: No) to pass the first reading of the city ordinance to join the City of Irvine and create a new […]

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Irvine Climate Advocates Release Voter Guide Highlighting Candidate Views on Climate and Candidate Viability

An Irvine Climate Voter Guide, a 10-page report with Irvine City Council and Mayoral Candidates’ views on climate issues facing the city, has been released by a group of Irvine volunteers focused on climate in the November 2020 election. The guide features candidates’ answers to seven questions designed to evaluate their sense of urgency on climate […]

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Opinion: Highly Paid Irvine Staff Continue to Fumble and Delay Key Climate Program

Revelations come before Tuesday vote on hiring new interim city manager September 7, 2020 — On Friday, as Irvine residents sweltered in record high temperatures driven by climate change, doubts emerged over whether the city will again delay Community Choice Energy (CCE), a program that would bring Irvine residents clean energy, savings on electricity and an alternative […]

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Opinion: Irvine Seeks Partner Cities As It Takes Another Step Toward Community Choice Energy 

Outpouring of public support and SoCal Edison rate increase urge Council forward With a unanimous vote on July 14, the Irvine City Council took another step toward bringing Community Choice Energy (CCE) to Orange County.  CCE is prized by many as a municipality’s quickest path to 100% clean energy, enabling local officials to choose cleaner […]

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Opinion: Delays Threaten Key Irvine Climate/Energy Initiative

Irvine residents deserve an explanation for continued delays to Community Choice Energy (CCE), a program that promises to bring cleaner energy, consumer savings, an alternative to monopoly SoCal Edison, and a host of other benefits to the city and its residents. These delays cannot be blamed on COVID-19 or recent protests. City staff has a […]

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