Each week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy “Feedback Friday” response comes from Ellen Brown, who commented on the article by Eric Brooks, “High-Level Collusion Puts California’s Clean Energy Programs at Risk
Not all of the energy being promoted by California’s CCAs is “clean.” In Humboldt County, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority has greatly boosted our dirtiest source of power — our local biomass.
The RCEA never could have gotten the political backing it needed to form the CCA without sweetening the deal for the local timber industry. And so Humboldt’s CCA customers are now paying a premium price to support deforestation, climate change and our largest stationary sources of health-damaging pollution, while being told it is “greener” and “cleaner” energy.
It has made me very cynical when it comes to claims about the green virtues of CCAs.