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Community Choice Aggregation

Summary: Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs) are entities set up by local government that take over responsibility for purchasing power for their community. This allows the community to choose a larger percentage of renewable power than the local utility may be offering (EPA). They are authorized in several states, including California.

CCAs do not lower greenhouse gas emissions directly, but are a tool to increase and build renewable energy and retire fossil fuel energy sources. Some communities use CCAs to lower rates as a priority rather than increasing renewables, but they can be used to do both.

Goal: Lobby your local jurisdiction to form or join a CCA. Once CCA choice is an option for customers, local government can use it. Customers can often choose a higher percentage, even 100%, of renewable energy.

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