Palos Verdes Estates Becomes Latest City To Choose To Study Our Business Plan

On Tuesday night, May 23, the City Council of Palos Verdes Estates after hearing presentations from their staff; from South Bay Clean Power Working Group Chair, Joe Galliani; from Matt Skolnik of the Los Angeles County Chief of Sustainability’s office and from Joe Sullivan of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association decided to have staff review and analyze the draft JPA and Business plan of South Bay Clean Power and report back on its merits. Staff will also review and consider the JPA and business plan offered by the County’s Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE) program.

Palos Verdes Estates becomes the 8th consecutive City Council to chose to have their staffs review, analyze and report back on the South Bay Clean Power plan and draft JPA and joins the cities of Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Carson, Malibu, and Culver City.

South Bay Clean Power is confident that upon review and vetting our business plan cities will choose to use it as the model to form the most progressive and effective CCA in the state of California for all the reasons cited by industry expert, Kent Palmerton.

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Kent Palmerton Endorsement Letter

Kent Palmerton is one of the top public power industry professionals we submitted our South Bay Clean Power business plan to. We asked them all to take a critical look at our plan and offer their opinions and analysis.  We are very proud to received this strong endorsement from Mr. Palmerton.  Click here to read and download the entire letter.

Epically Awesome Day for South Bay Clean Power at Business of Local Energy Symposium!

On Friday, May 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach the Center for Climate Protection held their 3rd annual Business of Local Energy Symposium – known in the CCA world as the Big Kahuna of CCA.

This year’s opening speaker, California State Senator Ben Allen, who represents the South Bay and Westside cities of Los Angeles County, shared his insights on South Bay Clean Power’s unique approach and our leadership role on CCA in the biggest County in the state:

We appreciate Senator Allen sharing our history together and we proudly accept our grassroots, community leadership role on CCA and our responsibility to make our South Bay Clean Power CCA the progressive model for not only the LA County program, but also the Long Beach Clean Power initiative we started in 2016 and the new Orange County Clean Power initiative we are now heading.

 

 

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California State Senator, Ben Allen (center), the Senator’s Senior District Representative Fernando Morales (left), and Joe Galliani of South Bay Clean Power (right) at the Business of Local Energy Symposium

 

Here are Senator Allen’s complete remarks as captured by Facebook lifestream video:

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Thank You, 350.org!

As you may know, South Bay Clean Power is a South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group initiative. We began as part of 350’s 100% renewables campaign and were spawned when the City of Manhattan Beach partnered with SB/LA 350 on MB2025 on March 29, 2014.

So we were understandably deeply gratified to receive this letter from 350.org Executive Director May Boeve, yesterday:

350 National SBCP support letter

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Los Angeles CCA Leaders Speak at Statewide Conference in Long Beach

It’s time for the Coachella of CCA, the Business of Local Energy Symposium, being held this year in Long Beach and South Bay Clean Power is proud to be a major part of the event on Friday, May 5.

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Thank You Environment California!

Environment California, one of the most respected and effective environmental organizations in the Golden State now joins Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, IBEW 11, Food & Water Watch, MuniFed Energy, Climate Hawks Vote, the Carson Coalition and Angelina Galetiva in endorsing and supporting our South Bay Clean Power Business Plan.

ECAL support for SBCP Business Plan