Seven cities and one county are choosing 100% Green Power as their default energy option this fall to make their communities and Southern California cleaner, healthier, and more resilient.
Starting this October, Beverly Hills, Camarillo, Claremont, Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, unincorporated Los Angeles County, and businesses in Rolling Hills Estates and South Pasadena are joining other CPA communities that have already established themselves as environmental champions by selecting 100% Green Power. Residents in Rolling Hills Estates and South Pasadena have been on the default option since 2019.
The city councils of each city and the board of supervisors of LA County voted earlier in the year to move to 100% Green Power. LA County will begin a multiyear transition to 100% Green, starting with residents in 2022, commercial customers in 2023 and residential customers on CARE/FERA and Medical Baseline rates in 2024. “More communities are taking a leadership position in choosing renewable energy to ensure their residents and future residents live in a safer, more sustainable environment,” said Clean Power Alliance CEO Ted Bardacke. “We are encouraged to see the growing effort from across Southern California to address very real climate concerns through these viable actions.”
Communities on 100% Green Power have taken an important step toward achieving significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to climate action planning and statewide clean air goals. The renewable energy from wind, solar and geothermal sources create a more sustainable future, which is paramount in a stressed and unpredictable climate environment. Collectively, the communities moving to 100% Green this fall, will reduce an approximate 2.3 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Greenhouse gases…trap some of the Earth’s outgoing energy, thus retaining heat in the atmosphere. This heat trapping causes changes in the radiative balance of the Earth — the balance between energy received from the sun and emitted from Earth — that alter climate and weather patterns at global and regional scales.” Approximately 300,000 customers will now transition to 100% Green Power unless they selected another energy option – CPA customers continue to have the power of choice in determining which energy option is best for them.
In 2019, 10 partner communities launched Clean Power Alliance service to their residents and businesses with 100% Green Power as the default energy option for customers. By 2021, that number grew to 15. Now, starting this October, 21 of the 32 communities CPA serves have chosen 100% Green Power: Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Claremont, Culver City, Hawthorne, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Ojai, Oxnard, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Unincorporated Los Angeles County, Unincorporated Ventura County, Ventura, and West Hollywood.
CPA leads the nation in serving the most customers with 100% renewable energy, and thanks each of our partner communities that has committed to choose renewable energy options to make a more sustainable Southern California.