Clean Power Alliance
Clean Power Alliance ((CPA (formerly LACCE)) is a new, locally controlled electricity provider in Southern California including Malibu and 30 other communities. CPA will provide the energy for Malibu and their fee replaces what Southern California Edison would have charged. View Frequently Asked Questions about the program.
CPA Community Advisory Committee
Clean Power Alliance is seeking qualified applicants for its inaugural volunteer Community Advisory Committee. The Committee will be composed of 15 representatives from seven diverse geographic sub-regions within Clean Power Alliance territory and will advise the Clean Power Alliance Board of Directors on certain policy and planning matters. The Committee is a public body and will be subject to all applicable Ralph M. Brown Act provisions.
save energy and money
The City is collaborating with Southern California Edison and SoCal Gas through the West Side Energy Partnership to help the City achieve its energy reductions goals and save money. The West Side Partnership encourages citizens to reduce energy use as a means to lowering utility bills and helping the environment.
- HERO Program - Finance projects for renewable energy, energy and water efficiency improvements, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
- Summer Discount Plan – Earn up to $180 in credits on your energy bill with the Southern California Edison Summer Discount Plan. There is no cost to enroll or participate in the program.
- Time-of-Use Rates (TOU) - Southern California Edison’s TOU plans can assist with energy costs. Take advantage of lower rates during off-peak and super off-peak periods.
- Medical Baseline Allowance – Southern California Edison and SoCalGas offer financial assistance for powered medical equipment.
- Energy Star – Tool to find rebates and special offers available by zip code.
- Energy Upgrade California - Learn the connection between saving water and saving energy.
- Southern California Edison - Information about rebates, incentives, and savings tips.
- Southern California Gas - Find out what home improvements are eligible for rebates.
Extreme heat, low water levels, and high demand will all contribute to a heavily-burdened power system in California this summer. If it looks like demand might outstrip supply, officials will issue a Flex Alert, calling for a reduction in energy use. Sign up for email alerts at FlexAlert.org.
The passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, marked a watershed moment in California's history. By requiring in law a sharp reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, California set the stage for its transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. AB 32 was the first program in the country to take a comprehensive, long-term approach to addressing climate change, and does so in a way that aims to improve the environment and natural resources while maintaining a robust economy.
- Environmental Protection Agency - Find out how the U.S. EPA is managing climate change issues and how to help.
- California Climate Change - Read about the State's Integrated Plan for addressing climate change.
- South Bay Environmental Services offers information on climate action planning.
- The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories.
- Celebrate Earth Hour and take the pledge to end climate change.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available. Modern technology can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic or commercial use. Help preserve our energy reserves and reduce CO2 emissions by using a solar thermal system for your pool or home water heater.
Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric effect that causes them to absorb photons of light and release electrons. When these free electrons are captured, electric current results that can be used as electricity.
Thermal energy is the energy that is generated and measured by heat. Because thermal energy is due to the movement of particles, it is a type of kinetic energy, which is the energy due to motion. Thermal energy can capture the warmth of the sun and transfer that heat to water.
- California Solar Permitting Guidebook - developed by the Solar Permit Task Force, Governor's Office of Planning and Research, State of California
- Center for Sustainable Energy - information on clean, sustainable energy solutions
- Go Solar California - information on solar programs, rebates, tax credits, and installing/interconnecting solar electric and solar thermal systems
- The Complete Guide to Residential Solar Panels - provided by Solar Tribune