Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Vision 2020 Committee/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter


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default Benefits of Arlington Local Green by Alice Trexler, Arlington Mothers Out Front

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Discusses the benefits of Arlington Local Green (aka Community Choice Aggregation electricity program) , Also describes differences between this electricity source and others currently available to Arlington residents.  

default COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION in Massachusetts, with community examples Popular

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The Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN), of which Sustainable Arlington is a chapter, provides a CCA definition, info handouts, and examples of Mass. communities that have already adopted CCA.

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Community Choice for Arlington 10-slide PP for Selectman 1 2 16 ET - AW edits.pdf

PDF version of the Community Choice Aggregation PowerPoint Presentation to the BOS - 1/2/16

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Community choice aggregation (CCA) is a state policy that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services. Many states passed CCA laws as part of electric restructuring legislation in the late 1990s and early 2000s. States that have passed CCA laws include California (2002), Illinois (2009), Massachusetts (1997), New Jersey (2003), Ohio (1999), and Rhode Island (1997). There are many reasons that a community may choose to develop a CCA, including the option to purchase more green power, reduce electricity cost, and provide power from more local sources.

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Massachusetts was the first state to pass aggregation legislation as part of the Utility Restructuring act of 1997. It also has the country’s longest running CCA, the Cape Light Compact which launched the same year.

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buyer beware: not all purchases of renewable energy actually reduce GHG emissions! The key is “additionality” – evidence that such extra purchases actually helped add more renewable energy to the grid. In other words, the quantity of renewable energy purchased is not as important as the impact of that purchase on the grid.