• September 26, 2022

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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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Another Step Closer to Community Choice Energy for Irvine?

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a program that offers residents an alternative choice for electric energy sources while seeking to bring local control and competition into the electricity marketplace. The City of Irvine approved an initial CCE Feasibility Study and Technical Assessment (Feasibility Study) that was completed on January 16, 2020 and the City Council […]

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Council Members Approve Bringing Community Choice Energy to Irvine

The Irvine City Council voted unanimously to bring Community Choice Energy (CCE) to Irvine and to create and lead a Joint Power Authority with other Orange County cities. Motion that was passed: Staff to secure the interests of other CCE-JPA partner cities in Orange County and ask staff to return with preliminary joint powers authority formation […]

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Finance Commission Recommends a Joint Option for Energy Choice in Irvine

“Community Choice Energy (CCE) [also know as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)] programs serve as an alternative to the traditional Investor Owned Utility power procurement process, allowing local governments to purchase electricity and sell it to consumers at competitive rates. CCE programs have successfully lowered electricity rates to their business, residential, and municipal customers, and generally […]

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