The JP Gazette recently posted an Op/Ed piece explaining the case being made for Community Choice Energy in the Boston City Council.
It clearly explains the core mechanics of CCE and the goals of Councilors Wu and O’Malley.
With CCE, the City of Boston would get a higher portion of the fuel used for electricity in homes and small businesses from renewable sources like wind and solar, in addition to the 12 percent already in place. State law requires utilities to buy an increasing amount of renewable energy every year.
Toward those goals, it is hoped that the City administration comes to the conclusion that adopting the CCE in a careful way will benefit all the people and businesses in Boston and figures out how to institute CCE as soon as possible. As the Carbon Free Boston report says, “It is important that this work starts now.”
Check out the Community Choice Energy page if you’d like to learn more and why people are getting excited it.