Entries by Matt Brown

Lancaster Choice Energy Now Offering Energy Efficiency Program for Small Businesses

Small Commercial Direct Install Program Offers Free Energy Efficiency Assessment, Equipment Upgrades, and Installation for Qualifying Businesses Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) is now offering Lancaster businesses free, simple ways to save on electricity costs through its new Small Commercial Direct Install Program. The program provides free energy efficiency assessments and upgrades to qualifying small business […]

Community Energy in Lancaster, California [INTERVIEW]

Bill Resnick interviews Kathy Wells who’s been organizing and managing the build out of Lancaster, CA’s public community energy system, which is moving toward zero carbon including transportation. Lancaster is 60 miles NE of L.A., 120,000 folks in the high desert.     Hosted by: Denise Morris Produced by: KBOO Program: Old Mole Variety Hour Air date: Mon, 02/04/2019 […]

Lancaster Choice Energy offers assistance to furloughed federal workers who are also LCE customers.

The City of Lancaster is joining forces with the City of Palmdale to assist residents who are federal government employees during the current federal government shutdown. Lancaster Choice Energy is offering assistance for furloughed federal workers who are also LCE customers. LCE customers who are furloughed workers or are working without pay will have deferred […]

State Approves Lancaster Choice Energy’s Energy Efficiency Program Plan; LCE the First CCA in Southern California to Be Approved

More Than $1 Million in Funding to be Provided for Local Programs to Help Customers Find New Ways to Reduce Energy Use At the Lancaster City Council meeting on Tuesday night, the City Council accepted funding for Lancaster Choice Energy’s Energy Efficiency Program Plan. Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on April 26, […]

Community Spotlight: Mayor R. Rex Parris

Lancaster, California might be modest in size (population 160,000) but it’s the city’s visionary efforts in combating climate change and bringing its residents clean energy, that have put it on the map. Located in the Antelope Valley of the Western Mojave Desert, Lancaster achieved its Net Zero Energy status in 2016 under the enlightened stewardship of the […]

Lancaster (California) is “Solar Capital of the Universe”

Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an expansion that tripled […]

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City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Calls On ASES 2017 Solar Conference Attendees to ‘Take Back their Power’

Mayor Joined on Denver Stage by Senior Officials of BYD, KB Home, and sPower Lancaster, CA. October 16, 2017 – Last Tuesday, City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris urged attendees of the ASES 2017 Solar Conference in Denver, Colorado, to ‘take back their power’ within their respective municipalities. Mayor Parris was joined on stage […]