2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM
The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.
Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't want to eat lunch.
Community Choice Energy Under Fire
California’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) legislation, adopted in 2002, allows local governments to provide cleaner and greener energy as an alternative to PG&E, often at less cost to residents and businesses. In 2010, Marin County created the first active CCA in the state, and now also includes the city of Richmond. They offer both a 50% renewable energy option and a 100% renewable energy option to their customers, reinvesting net income back into community programs, primarily energy efficiency work in existing buildings.
Local communities in Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale, are considering formation of a Community Choice energy program, to support carbon footprint reduction goals in Climate Action Plans and to reduce energy costs for residents.
Assembly Bill 2145 would have inserted a number of roadblocks in the way of consumers and businesses from accessing cleaner electricity, but was not passed by the legislature. Jan Pepper, mayor pro-tem of Los Altos, board member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and electric industry professional for over 30 years, will give a short history of CCA in California and summarize the provisions of AB 2145 that threatened the ability of Community Choice Energy programs to proliferate and thrive, and look at the future of Community Choice energy in Santa Clara County.
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November 15th, Biomimicry
October 18th, Growing
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September 20th, Advances in Public Safety Technology
2005 Internet Powered Citizen Journalism
July 26th, 2005 The Growing E-Waste Crisis
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June 28th, 2005 BART to San Jose?
June 14th, 2005 Water Privatization
May 31st, 2005 The History of Moffett Field
May 3rd, 2005 Earthquakes: Preparation and Prediction
April 5th, 2005 Clocks, Culture, Contrast
March 22nd, 2005
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February 22nd, The Role of Information Technologies in Emerging Economies
February 8th, 2005 Empowering Lives in the Developing World Through Innovative Products
January 18th, 2005 The Space Elevator - Climbing the Sky
December 7th, 2004 The Coming Energy Famine
October 26th, 2004, The Science of Political Polling