Community Choice Aggregation: A Sexy Idea With An Unsexy Name

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Community Choice Aggregation: A Sexy Idea With An Unsexy Name

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Summary

A California law passed in 2002 allows communities served by private utilities to bring citizens together who want to get more renewable energy than is required by law and maybe quit supporting nuclear. That’s what motivated Marin County, which lies just north of San Francisco, CA, and seven of its cities.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 4:46pm

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It’s a sexy idea with an unsexy name – “Community Choice Aggregation” or CCA.

A California law passed in 2002 allows communities served by private utilities to aggregate citizens who choose to participate and procure electricity for them without having to buy the poles and wires, as would be required for municipalization. And if a community wants to get more renewables than is required by law and maybe quit supporting nuclear, this is one way of doing it.

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