Meeting June 26, 2014 Can We Bring Clean Energy to Our Local Communities?

Do you know what Community Choice Aggregation means?
Come get ready to learn and be inspired to be active in your community, town, city or county.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:15 Networking; 6:45 Dinner (Optional); 7:15 Program
Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville, CA
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Seth Baruch

Analyzing the Potential Economic and Environmental Benefits of Community Choice Aggregation
Speaker: Seth Baruch

Seth Baruch is an internationally-recognized expert in the development of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He has been involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects since the early 1990s and worked to certify green power programs across the country. Seth has been helping Alameda County set up a Community Choice Aggregation program, analyzing the potential economic and environmental benefits of such an initiative in Alameda. This effort encouraged the Board of Supervisors to authorize $1.3 million to assess the feasibility of CCA in the County.

Alex DiGiorgio

Marin Clean Energy: A Success Story
Speaker: Alex DiGiorgio
Community Affairs Coordinator
Marin Clean Energy,

In May 2010, the nation’s first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) committed to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and increased use of renewable power launched in Marin County. Since then, MCE Clean Energy has grown to serve over 100,000 customers with a minimum energy portfolio of 50% CA qualified renewables. The Agency has established net energy metering and feed-in-tariff programs and its long-term Power Purchase Agreement have spurred the development of nearly 60MW of new solar, wind and landfill gas in the State. The program that was once branded a “risky scheme” is proving economically viable and is expanding its service territory and its roster of programs and services.

As MCE’s Community Affairs Coordinator Alex DiGiorgio collaborates with stakeholders though out MCE’s service area to advance sustainable development programs and expand access to cost-effective renewable energy. By cultivating partnerships with residents, businesses, local leaders and community groups, Alex helps MCE provide the highest possible quality of service. To this end, he conducts strategic outreach and advocacy, and helps manage MCE’s 100% renewable Deep Green program. Alex has been particularly excited to work with the City of Richmond, where his father and grandfather were small business owners, and his mother worked as a reporter for the Richmond Independent.

Time: 6:15 Networking
6:45 Dinner (Optional)
7:15 Program
Where: Crow Canon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA
Even if you opt to attend just the meeting, please join us at 6:15 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.

Members & Invited Guests: $25
Non-members: $30 ($25 for dinner and $5 requested donation to help offset program costs)
Presentation only: $5 (requested donation)
Presentation only for students: Free

Please email Jim Donnelly that you are coming by Monday, June 23 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.

RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526
Or call him at (925) 570-9289