At CCE, we are working to accelerate sustainable local energy production and
storage through education, research, advocacy, technical advice and
CPUC has proposed to charge consumers a solar tax just for putting solar panels on their roof! This and the other components of the proposal are a near carbon-copy of what PG&E, So Cal Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric lobbied for.
Our services are helping communities decarbonize
CCE tracks the latest
developments in energy
so communities can avoid
making decisions based on
Education & Events
We hold non-commercial
and seminars on timely
topics in renewable energy
technology and policy
Our experts are available
to advise governments,
business, CCAs and other
organizations on renewable
CCE founders were instrumental in creating the second carbon-neutral city in the US
Now communities throughout California are taking control of their energy needs with new technologies and strategies.
Local rooftop solar is democratizing generation of clean energy and reducing generation and distribution costs and risks.
Electric vehicles are changing how we drive and creating new ways for us to carry clean energy to wherever we need it.
Distributed Energy Resources – small, local generation and storage technologies – provide energy where and when needed.
An energy revolution with tangible benefits for citizens
For more than 100 years, electricity was delivered in a one-way flow from large coal or gas powered generators to consumers. Utility monopolies granted by the government were the natural means of managing such a unidirectional system.
Now, industry technologists and other experts are finding important synergies among renewable generation, batteries, electric cars, control systems and other technologies. This is driving an energy revolution that is making the old monopolist model obsolete. A new distributed model will allow private citizens and community leaders to manage their local production and distribution, achieving tangible benefits for all of us.
• Cleaner environment
• New jobs and higher employment
• Money stays in the community
• Improved well-being and emotional satisfaction
The future really can be better for the people who come next
A stable climate. Clean air. Vibrant nature. Quiet cities. Abundant energy.
We have the power to make it so. At CCE, we are working hard to ensure a planet that’s a pleasure to live on. The inventor of the polio vaccine, Jonas Salk, said it best:
“The future really can be better for the people who come next”
OUR JOB IS TO BE GOOD ANCESTORS