Santa Barbara Clean Energy, brought to you by the City of Santa Barbara, gives us a choice in how much carbon-free and greenhouse gas-free electricity we use. By choosing clean energy, we can address climate change together!
You can now choose where your electricity comes from. Santa Barbara Clean Energy gives you green options.
Determined by Edison
Santa Barbara Clean Energy gives you three options to improve the environment. Most people are enrolled in 100% Green to help fight climate change and make the biggest local impact. Click options for details.
Solar paired with either 100% Green or Green Start
Edison chooses mix
At least 50% carbon-free energy
POLES & WIRES
Santa Barbara Clean Energy buys sustainable electricity. Edison delivers the power.
BENEFITS OF CHOOSING
SANTA BARBARA CLEAN ENERGY
There is a lot of room for improvement and every person matters.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Choosing Santa Barbara Clean Energy lets you choose how much you want to contribute to reducing our city, county, and country’s CO2 emissions.
kilowatt hours of
energy per month
Average U.S. Household
ONLY MADE UP:
of U.S. energy-related CO2 emmisions was released by generating electrical power
Let's do this
Address climate change by reducing carbon emissions with Santa Barbara Clean Energy.
buys and builds
Edison continues to deliver energy to your home or business while maintaining poles and wires
reliable & renewable electricity, cleaner air,
HOW IT WORKS
In 2002, California Assembly Bill 117 gave local governments the option to provide electricity choices to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This allows for a partnership between Santa Barbara Clean Energy and Edison to provide clean energy.
WHO IS ENROLLED?
Everyone in the City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Residents
Everyone in the City of Santa Barbara is enrolled in Santa Barbara Clean Energy to help fight climate change. You can choose to stay at 100% Green, move up to Resilient if you add solar, or opt down to Green Start if you want your energy bill to remain the same but still purchase more carbon-free energy than Edison’s standard service.
To fight climate change further, Santa Barbara Clean Energy offers programs and incentives to reduce carbon emissions from electricity, gas, transportation, and waste to landfills. Click the Programs link to explore your added benefits.
Help us reduce Santa Barbara’s carbon emissions with Santa Barbara Clean Energy.
Santa Barbara’s Current Carbon Emissions
Waste to Landfills
Steps to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Electricity: Santa Barbara Clean Energy starts by providing carbon-free electricity.
Natural Gas: Santa Barbara Clean Energy will focus on energy efficiency to reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned in homes and businesses.
Transportation: Santa Barbara Clean Energy will develop and deliver programs that encourage electric vehicles that run on carbon-free electricity and active modes of transportation.