MALIBU—On June 24, as a part of the city’s fiscal year, Malibu City Council approved city facilities to run on 100 percent renewable energy. City facilities will now receive energy generated from solar, wind and hydroelectric power.

Malibu is one of 31 local governments apart of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) that has been put together to focus on moving toward clean renewable energy delivered by Southern California Edison. SCE will continue to send just one bill and be responsible for resolving any issues with electricity service.

California Senate Bill 100 mandates 100 percent zero-carbon and clean renewable energy by 2045 and Malibu is aiming to reach those requirements. Energy from the CPA is already being used by residents in Malibu since February 2019.  Residents receive 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources. 

About one third of the CPA members selected the 100% Green Power tier, including Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Ojai, Oxnard, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Ventura County, and West Hollywood.

Unlike fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas, and coal, which cannot be replaced and produce greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy regenerates naturally in a quick period of time. The facilities that produce CPA’s electricity are located in California and on the western grid.

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