Establishing Community-Based Clean Energy Programs

San Jose is working to create a clean-energy program that includes plans to offer options to residents and businesses at competitive rates. The city hopes its program will benefit all members of the community by creating local jobs and promoting economic growth, with the ultimate objective to meet the city’s climate-action goals within five to 10 years.

FUSE executive fellow Kevin Meehan will partner with San Jose Clean Energy and lead the development of the program, providing a comprehensive outline of potential clean-energy choices for the community. He will help define goals, and identify and evaluate various clean-energy options. Based on feedback from community stakeholders, Kevin will determine which programs might be considered most valuable to businesses and residents. He will design an implementation plan and potentially help pilot the program, which the city hopes will benefit the entire community.