On March 4, River City Bank President and CEO, Steve Fleming presented at the “Creating the Clean Energy Economy” symposium held in San Jose, California’s technology innovation hub. The event, which was organized by the Center for Climate Protection, attracted a sold-out crowd of 350 people from all over the state, including 48 speakers who discussed Community Choice from diverse perspectives and areas of expertise. Steve joined panelists Shawn Marshall (Lean Energy US), Drake Welch (Noble Americas Energy Solutions), Steve Shupe (Sonoma Clean Power) and Jamillah Jordan (MIG) to discuss the basics of Community Choice Energy and the key issues in CCE formation, including governance, risk assessment, energy procurement, and day-to-day operations.
The symposium was uniquely designed to inform attendees along the entire spectrum of Community Choice interests and expertise including those in the early investigative stages, elected officials in the process of setting up a program, and energy entrepreneurs developing technology to green the grid. With the support of civic and business leaders in the area, the symposium helped to spark creative discussions and foster new opportunities in clean energy, as well as address the climate crisis.