100% Renewable Energy will be Santa Monica’s Default!
It’s Unanimous! On October 23rd, the Santa Monica City Council votedÂ unanimously to have 100% renewable energy be the automatic option for all local energy customers.
Santa Monica is a member of theÂ Clean Power AllianceÂ (CPA), a community choice energy program that will soon deliver renewable energy to customers across Southern California. Â CPA is offering 100%, 50% and 36% to customers starting in 2019. Â Each member agency chooses theÂ default tierÂ of renewable energy for its constituents. With councils unanimous vote last evening, –Â as staff reportedÂ –Â all Santa Monica residents will enjoy 100% renewable energy lighting up their homes and electrifying our world — local businesses to follow.
In Santa Monica, beginning in February 2019, our energy default will now be 100% renewable!
Thank you to Santa Monica for being a part of the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California, to implement community choice aggregation, so that decarbonizing our electrical grid will be the new normal as we advance carbon-neutrality and strengthen our resilience and commitment to our community and the environment.
The latest news from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change alerts us that we have twelve years to stave off increasing greenhouse gas emissions in order for humanity and Mother Earth to have the opportunity to heal and thrive. Santa Monica’s 100% renewable energy choice is another bold, confident and wise choice for a healthier more sustainable and resilient future.
You can view the video of the council decision to inspire and feel empowered that our leadership is committed to a more energy resilient and environmentally sustainable future.