Eblast: January 20, 2016

MBCA’s 47th Annual Meeting & Program
Sat., Jan. 23rd, doors open 11:30 12 for lite lunch
Meeting & Program: 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090
Twentynine Palms Highway

 The Local Energy Symposium seeks to answer the question, “Is Community Choice Aggregation the smart renewable energy option for the Morongo Basin?” Our speakers will explain how several California communities are using the Community

Choice Aggregation (CCA) structure to buy green/renewable energy for their own citizens.  Local and County representatives are expected to attend. The program will conclude with a question and answer opportunity.

Speakers:
Bill Powers:
One of the country's most respected engineers in utility and energy resource management will outline the resources and opportunities within the Morongo Basin to locally generate rooftop solar.
 
Barbara Boswell:
Director of both Choice Energy and Finance Departments for the City of Lancaster, will detail Lancaster’s successful CCA program including ratepayer cost savings.”
 
Woody Hastings:
The Renewable Energy Implementation Manager for the Center for Climate Protection in Santa Rosa, will discuss Sonoma County’s successes with the one of the very first CCAs in California, Sonoma Clean Power.
 
You won’t want to miss learning about CCA’s. Join the conversation about the Basin’s energy future!
 
BLM ORV WEMO COMMENT DEADLINE
WEMO Comment letters must be received by the BLM on Jan. 25th (cawemoopa@blm.gov) – next Monday! Craft your own or use a sample comment letter available at orvwatch@orvwatch.com.
MBCA will have a WEMO comment letter prepared for our members/supporters to sign at the Annual Meeting on Saturday – make sure you sign one there, even if you’ve sent your own!

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