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Background Documents on Local Power's Localism Work in Redefining Energy - new at Local Power Inc.


HELEN CALDICOTT, ROSS GELBSPAN, Energy and Climate Experts Quotes Supporting Out Original San Francisco Energy Plan for 360 MW (Adopted in 2004) (PDF)

AN OLD LOCAL POWER SLIDESHOW FOR CCA 101: Califoria Community Choice Opportunity (15M PDF)



Local Power News Archive 1993 to 2007 - Deregulation, Energy Crisis, Climate Collapse, Fuel Globalization, and the Community Choice Movement


SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE: "CLIMATE PANIC": Lovelock, Panicked Scientists Join Industry's Orwellian Call for Nuclear Revival as Energy Markets Fail to Answer Apocalyptic Climate Crisis (EXCLUSIVE article by Paul Fenn)

March, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO TO VOTE ON COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE PLAN: S.F. Board of Supervisors Prepare to Vote on Local Power Implementation Plan: City to Switch Electricity Providers in 2007 & Build 360 Megawatts of New Solar, Wind, Efficiency, Conservation Technologies, With a 51% Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2017 (March, 2007)

February, 2007

SAN DIEGO-AREA COALITION PLAN WOULD REPLACE POWER PLANT WITH SOLAR POWER FACILITIES: Environmental Health Coalition Releases Local Power Plan to Use Community Choice and H Bonds to Build Wind Farm, Pumped Hydro, Solar Thermal and Photovoltaics Facilities For Competitively Priced Power (February, 2007)

December, 2006

SONOMA COUNTY GROUP PREPARES CLIMATE ACTION PLAN: 20% Across-the-Board Greenhouse Gas Reduction from 1990 Levels by 2015 Using Community Choice (January, 2007)

MARIN COUNTY PREPARES COMMUNITY CHOICE PLAN TO GO 50% GREEN: Funds Implementation Plan for 2007 (2006)



OAKLAND, BERKELEY, EMERYVILLE PLAN 50% GREEN PLAN FOR COMMUNITY CHOICE: CCA Now Bay Area-Wide (2006)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, VENTURA COUNTIES MOBILIZE AGAINST DIABLO NUCLEAR, LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS TERMINAL: CCA Campaign Pits Renewable Energy Against Fossil, Nuclear Investments of Utility PG&E (2006)

Spring, 2006

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY CHOICE REGULATIONS COMPLETED BY STATE REGULATORS: CPUC Decisions Favorable for Urban Green Power Conversions, Climate Action Plans (2006)

2005

THE PLAN: San Francisco Commission Approves Local Power Community Choice Implementation Plan: H Bonds to Finance 360 Megawatts of Local Green Energy Installations in First Three Years, With 51% "Build Not Buy" Renewables Portfolio Standard by 2017 (2005)

NATIONAL ENERGY FIRM NIXON PEABODY REPORTS ON COMMUNITY CHOICE TO SAN FRANCISCO COMMISSION - THUMBS UP TO USE OF H BOND FINANCING AUTHORITY & BOARD OF CONTROL TO IMPLEMENT CCA PROGRAM (November, 2005)

GOLDMAN SCHOOL REPORTS TO STATE REGULATORS ON COMMUNITY CHOICE: A Judge-Commissioned UC Berkeley Public Policy Report Released on Community Choice in California (June, 2005)

2004

GREEN FORTY-NINER - S.F. Leads Forty-Nine California Cities and Counties Now Seeking To Implement Community Choice, Many With 40% Renewables Goal - (November, 2004)

CALIFORNIA ELECTRIC RE-MONOPOLIZATION BILL UP FOR SENATE UTILITY COMMITTEE VOTE: Edison-Drafted Nunez bill AB2006 Would Give Utilities Back Monopolies They Were Paid Billions To Give Up, With Big Business Loophole (June 22, 2004)

San Francisco Approves Energy Independence Ordinance to Find Alternative Power Provider and Build Citywide Solar Energy Networ (May, 2004)k

San Francisco and Over a Dozen California Cities - 10% of Entire Market - Seek to Leave Utility Procurement in 2005 (April, 2004) Local Power, RACE Coalition Oppose Utility Plans to Make California Power Grid Depend on Imported Foreign Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) (April, 2004) California Regulators Limit Utility Power Contracts: Door Open for Community Choice, Green Power (January 22, 2004)

Local Power Calls CPUC "Gatekeeper" Between Utility Procurement and Community Choice (January 9, 2004)

RAGE Coalition, Cities Oppose Utility Contract Framework (Press Release Jan 5, 2004)

CPUC Delays Decision to Put Ratepayers on Hook for Power Contracts: January 8 Vote on Multi-Year Electric Utility Procurement Dwarfs Recent $8 Billion Bailout of PG&E (January 2, 2004)

December, 2003

Carole Migden Op Ed Against New Utility Contracts (December 31, 2003)

December 18 is "Double Dip Day" At California Public Utilities Commission with Proposals to Bail Out PG&E and Put the State's Ratepayers on the Hook Again for Utility Contracts & Power Plants (December, 2003)

Local Power Joined by Greenpeace USA, Public Citizen, and Local Groups in RAGE Coalition Opposing CPUC Plan to Put Ratepayers on the Hook for $ Multi-Billion Utility Power Contracts and New Gas-Fueled Power Plants (December, 2003)

July, 2003

Local Power Criticizes California Regulators' Draft Decision on Energy Efficiency Funds (July, 2003)

May, 2003

Ohio Regulators Report to Legislature Credits Community Choice Municipal Aggregation With Making Ohio's Electricity Market Among the Best In the U.S.(May, 2003)

Local Power Comments to California Public Utilities Commission Says Give Community Choice Aggregators Full Access to Energy Efficiency Funds, Prevent Suppliers From Competing With their Customers (May, 2003)

April, 2003

New "Re-Regulation" Bill in California Senate Threatens Re-Monopolization, May Block Solar, Community Choice (April 2003)

New Solar Networking bill, Senate 697 by Senator Nell Soto Would Exempt Large Scale Solar, Community Choice-based Distributed Green Power From Paying Transmission Fees (April 2003)

February, 2003

Paul Fenn Comments to CPUC on Monopolies' Long Term Power Contract Proposals to Block Customers (Feb 2003)

January, 2003

In California, Cities Seek Alternative Power Providers, Fear Monopolies' Plans to Block Them (Jan 2003)

October, 2002

Natural Gas Power Plants: The Next Bailout Scandal? (Oct 2002)

September, 2002

California Governor Signs Community Choice Bill, AB117, To Allow Communities to Choose Alternative Electricity Services Providers (September 24, 2002)

August, 2002

California Community Choice Bill in State Senate: $300 Million/year in Conservation, Energy Efficiency Funds Still At Risk in Senate Appropriations Committee August 12 (August 7, 2002)

July, 2002

San Francisco to Build World's Largest Solar Power Network, Financed by "H Bond" or Solar Bond Authority Approved by Voters last Winter (July, 2002)

May, 2002

Factsheet (PDF): President of San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, League of Women Voters, Others Call for Community Control of Energy Efficiency Funds in California Community Choice Bill AB117 (June, 2002)

April, 2002

View A Petition Calling for Local Control of Energy Efficiency Money, Not Continuation of Failed Utility Control of Funds Paid by Customers. Print Sign and Fax to 925 377 0746 (PDF May, 2002)

April, 2002

View A Petition Calling for Fair Exit Fees for Communities That Buy Power and Build Solar by clicking here. Print Sign and Fax to 925 377 0746 (PDF April, 2002)

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October, 2001

California Governor Vetoes Local Power's Community Choice Bill After Legislature Passes It Unanimously (October 14, 2001)

Editorial on Upcoming San Francisco Vote For Public Power (October 23, 2001)

Download Fact Sheet on San Francisco Solar Iniative Campaign YES on PROP H

Download Global Warming Factoids on 50MW San Francisco Solar Initiative: How Big Is It?

August, 2001

Summary of Local Power Solar, Wind Projects in San Francisco Bay Area (July 11, 2001)

July, 2001

Summary of Local Power Solar, Wind Projects in San Francisco Bay Area

June, 2001

California Community Choice Bill Faces Hostile Amendments in Senate Committee; FACT SHEET TO CONTACT SENATORS

May, 2001

World's Largest Solar Plant Proposed by San Francisco Board President

Let Us Build Urban Solar: A Policy Proposal to the California Energy Commission

April, 2001

Local Power's Urban Agenda

March, 2001

Local Power Testimony to Assembly Energy Crisis Committee on the California Community Choice bill AB48x

Our Fake Energy Crisis: What Really Happened in California, by Harvey Wasserman

Local Power Proposes "Next Generation" Distribution Wheeling Amendment to California Community Choice Bill AB48x by Assemblywoman Carole Migden (D-San Francisco)

February, 2001

Local Power's California Community Choice Bill Sponsored by Assemblywoman Carole Migden (D-San Francisco)

Assemblywoman Carole Migden (D-San Francisco) sponsors California Community Choice bill (AB48x): new Distribution Wheeling Amendment is key to states's emergency conservation goals (February 28, 2001).

View California Community Choice bill AB48x.
View Distribution Wheeling Amendment.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Neighbors Become Nation's Largest Clean Power Purchaser with Community Choice Agreement: Contract Doubles the Number of Americans with Non-monopoly Power, Quintuples Green Mountain's National Customer Base

September, 2000

California Energy Crisis Becomes Official as Rates Triple in San Diego

Local Power Perspective on California Rateshock: Political Bedlam and the Call for Community Choice

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