In January, the City of Hawthorne voted unanimously for 100% renewable energy as their default rate while Hermosa Beach voted to join the Clean Power Alliance, thanks in part to the advocacy of the chapter’s Clean Break team. In Orange County, Buena Park became the first city in Orange County to make 100% renewable energy its default, becoming the first member of the Orange County Power Authority to do so.
By choosing 100% clean energy, city leadership is acknowledging the major role that Comminity Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs play in further reducing city GHG emissions. To date, almost 200 cities across the country have joined Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign by committing to 100% renewable energy. Recently, Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach, and Los Angeles County decided to go up to 100% renewable energy as the default rate beginning in 2022. By the end of this year, more than 2 million people will be receiving 100% renewable energy in Los Angeles and Ventura counties!
"Sierra Club's advocacy and leadership have been critical to encouraging more cities and counties to increase their renewable energy default rate to 100% through the Clean Power Alliance (CPA),” said local Sierra Club activist David Haake. “As a result, CPA will be providing more than 2 million people with 100% renewable energy through the by the end of 2022, making CPA the largest provider of renewable energy in the United States."
Other cities that will be considering going for 100% renewable energy in February are Huntington Beach and Fullerton. The next few years are the most important in our history. The decisions we make today are critical in securing a healthy and sustainable energy future for everyone.