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CLEANER
COAST
BETTER
FUTURE

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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!

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Edison is increasing infrastructure and delivery charges for all customers (Edison and Santa Barbara Clean Energy) in October 2021.

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New 10/2021

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Residential Service Launches OCT 2021

You can now choose where your electricity comes from. Santa Barbara Clean Energy gives you green options.

EXISTING
ENERGY

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Existing Electricity

Determined by Edison

SANTA BARBARA 
CLEAN ENERGY

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Carbon-free

Electricity

YOUR CHOICE

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.

100% GREEN

100%

carbon-free energy

RESILIENT

Solar paired with either 100% Green or Green Start

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EDISON

Edison chooses mix

GREEN START

At least 50% carbon-free energy

EDISON MAINTAINS
POLES & WIRES

Santa Barbara Clean Energy buys sustainable electricity. Edison delivers the power.

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BENEFITS OF CHOOSING
SANTA BARBARA CLEAN ENERGY

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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. 

Energy
Consumption

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915
kilowatt hours of
energy per month

CARBON-FREE ENERGY
ONLY MADE UP:

11%

of U.S. energy-related CO2 emmisions was released by generating electrical power

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Average U.S. Household

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Please click below to see an overview presentation of Santa Barbara Clean Energy.

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Let's do this
Together

Address climate change by reducing carbon emissions with Santa Barbara Clean Energy.

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Santa Barbara

buys and builds

carbon-free energy

Edison continues to deliver energy to your home or business while maintaining poles and wires

Local control,

reliable & renewable electricity, cleaner air,

better community

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

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Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Residents

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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 incentives and programs to reduce carbon emissions from electricity, gas, transportation, and waste to landfills. Click the Programs link to explore your added benefits.

BIGGER IMPACT

Help us reduce Santa Barbara’s carbon emissions with Santa Barbara Clean Energy.

Santa Barbara’s Current Carbon Emissions

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Electricity

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Gas

Transportation

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Steps to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Electricity: Santa Barbara Clean Energy starts by providing carbon-free electricity.

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Natural Gas: Santa Barbara Clean Energy will focus on energy efficiency to reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned in homes and businesses.

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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.

 
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