A recent article from the L.A. Times makes a strong case that Independently Owned Utilities (IOUs) are more expensive than Municipal utilities (Munis), which are owned by cities. For Santa Barbara County residents, this indicates that Community Choice Energy could be cheaper than our existing electrical utilities.
Nicole Wald is a freelance writer and educator in Santa Barbara, CA with a passion for helping the planet. She supports CEC in developing content for social media, PR, marketing, and the annual Earth Day Festival. Part of this work includes gathering stories of people along the Central Coast who consciously take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.