Kirsten Schwind and Al Weinrub from the Local Clean Energy Alliance will discuss Community Choice Energy.
Community Choice Energy (also known as Community Choice Aggregation) is the innovative policy to gain control of energy systems to meet climate action and economic development goals. Marin County pioneered this program in 2008 and other jurisdictions are following suit. Is it right for Sunnyvale? Come find out!
Kirsten Schwind is a Co-Founder and Director of Bay Localize, a leading Bay Area organization building climate resilience. She is also a Co-Founder of the Local Clean Energy Alliance, the Bay Area's largest grassroots clean energy advocacy alliance with more than 90 organizational members. Kirsten authored Bay Localize's Community Resilience Toolkit, used by communities in more than 46 states and 30 countries, and co-authored Tapping the Potential of Urban Rooftops, which won an award from the American Planning Association's California Chapter. Kirsten formerly served as the Chair of the City of Berkeley's Energy Commission.
Al Weinrub has served as volunteer coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance since 2010, organizing regular Alliance meetings, planning our annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference, recruiting new members, and assisting with policy campaign efforts. Al authored Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California, has conducted energy policy briefings many organizations, and serves on the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee.
We will also conduct the business of the club regarding the timing of the endorsements for 2014 elections.