100% Clean Energy!
Alameda has its own community-owed municipal utility, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP). AMP is managed by an independent Public Utilities Board which guides AMP’s policies.
On January 1, 2020, AMP began providing 100% non-carbon power to all customers. “Non-carbon” includes both renewable power (geothermal, landfill gas, wind) and large hydroelectric power (which is not considered “renewable” under state law but is a clean energy source).
CASA SUPPORTS AMP IN ITS CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES AND ADVOCATES FOR:
- Increasing purchases of renewable power once current contracts expire beginning in 2023
- Investing in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including energy efficiency
- Promoting electric vehicles and installing EV charging stations throughout Alameda
- Promoting rooftop solar, community solar and solar schools
- Imagining the “utility of the future” and ensuring AMP’s long-term sustainability
Electrifying Alameda Homes: What’s in the Works?
Now that we have 100% clean energy, we need to reduce our reliance and natual gas and “electrify” our buildings. Building energy use represents 27% of Alameda’s greehouse gas emissions. Most of these emissions come from natural gas. CASA has partnered with the City of Alameda to develop a website for residents: www.electrifyalameda.org with resources on energy efficiency, weatherization and electrification.
The City of Alameda will soon consider passage of a building code ordinance requiring all-electric development for new buildings.
On April 8, 2021, CASA partnered with the League of Women Voters of Alameda to present a webinar to update Alamedans on current opportunities for reducing home emissions and shaping future building regulations.
See link to the presentation slides:
Electrifying Alameda – Ann McCormick, Alameda Municipal Power
Home Electrification – What We Can Do Now – Andy Lentz, CLEAResult
Climate Action & Resilience – Danielle Mieler, City of Alameda
See link to video recording of the session.