Mayor Quan Commits to East Bay MUD’s Public Power Plans. Will the Council Follow Suit?

In a move that could dramatically increase the amount of renewable energy that East Bay residents use, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is now supporting East Bay MUD’s exploration of a public power program under the model of Community Choice Aggregation. In a May 23 letter sent to the East Bay MUD General Manager Alex Coates, Quan wrote, “the City of Oakland is interested in exploring with other East Bay cities and with EBMUD the possibility of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) partnership.” Quan added that, “I see this as an opportunity to create green jobs in the region….” The Express learned of the letter after going to press with our feature story last week, “When Will We Go Green?”

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