• JOIN OUR 2020 CLEAN ENERGY OPT UP CAMPAIGN!

    The Business Council on Climate Change is excited to work with local energy providers and our membership to promote a campaign encouraging folks to "Opt Up" to 100% renewable energy with their energy providers. This simple action decreases our individual carbon footprints, and collectively we can make a big impact in the fight against climate change. For those of us that are able, we encourage you to take action and Opt Up today!

  • How to Opt Up to 100% Renewable Energy

    Help us build resiliency in our communities, fight climate change and meet the Bay Area’s climate goals by upgrading now!

    For the average residential customer, upgrading to 100% renewable energy costs an average of $3-5 more per month.

    1

    Identify your energy provider

    Find the provider for your area using the map below

    2

    Go to their website

    Click on your energy provider’s name to power your account with 100% renewable energy.

    3

    Fill out the form to opt up to 100% renewable energy

    Have your PG&E account number handy for this step!

    4

    Be sure to include your referral code for credit!

    Identify your employer's code in the chart below.

    5

    Take action by November 30th

    This campaign ends on November 30th. You can still opt up after this, but you will not be counted as taking part in our campaign - so don't delay!

  • Identify your energy provider

    Use the information below to identify your Community Choice Aggregator or energy provider.

      • Clean Power SF (San Francisco City and County)
      • East Bay Community Energy (Alameda County)
      • MCE (Marin County, Napa County, unincorporated Contra Costa County, Benicia, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek)
      • Peninsula Clean Energy (San Mateo County)
      • PG&E Solar Choice (all Bay Area) *Note, PG&E is not participating in our campaign this year, but you can still take the action of upgrading
      • San Jose Clean Energy (City of San Jose)
      • Silicon Valley Clean Energy (Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Unincorporated Santa Clara County)
      • Sonoma Clean Power (Cloverdale, Cotati, Fort Bragg, Petaluma, Point Arena, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Willits and the Town of Windsor, and the Counties of Sonoma and Mendocino)  *Note, Sonoma Clean Power is not participating in our campaign this year, but you can still take the action of opting up on their website.
    • Opt Up Campaign Referral Codes

      Help us track our progress! If the company you work for is listed below, please use the corresponding opt up code when you fill out your opt up form. If your employer is not participating in the campaign, please be sure to use the general BC3 code listed at the top of this list so we can track our community impact. Thank you for participating!

      BC3 General

      OPTUP

      Oliver Wyman

      OLIVER

      Arup

      ARUP

      Recology

      RECOLOGY

      Atlassian

      ATLASS

      Salesforce

      SALES

      Autodesk

      AUTODESK

      SF Environment

      SFE

      Blue Shield

      BLUE

      San Francisco Airport

      SFO

      Genentech

      GENEN

      Webcor

      WEBCOR

      Google

      GOOGLE

      Wells Fargo

      WELLS

      LinkedIn

      LINKEDIN

      Whole Foods

      WHOLE

      Lyft

      LYFT

      Workday

      WORKDAY

    • Frequently Asked Questions

      FAQ regarding opting up and this campaign.

      Can I opt up outside of this campaign?

       

      Yes. Any Bay Area resident can opt up at any time. However, for your employer to get credit for your participation in the campaign, you must opt up by November 30th.

      Can I opt up through PG&E?

      Yes. PG&E offers a “Solar Choice” upgrade option to its customers. Find out more here.

      What is Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)?

      Local governments all over California have established Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs. These not-for-profit organizations allow local communities to control how their electricity is sourced. See the map of Bay Area CCA's in the section above.

      What if my energy provider is not participating in the campaign? Can I still Opt Up?

      Yes, you may still opt up. You may have noticed that PG&E and Sonoma Clean Power are not participating in our Employee Opt Up Challenge this year. However, if you are served by either provider, you can still Opt Up to 100% renewable energy at any time - they just won’t be tracking the number of people who choose to do so this October and November through our campaign.

      How do I insert the referral code for my company?

      First, identify your local energy provider and go to their upgrade page. Once you are on the upgrade page, have your PG&E account number and your company’s referral code handy. Then, complete the information requested and simply type the referral code into the referral code space provided. Please note each energy provider's upgrade landing page will look a little different and the referral code field will likely appear on the 2nd page. Consider taking a screenshot of your confirmation page and/or confirmation email as a receipt.

      I’ve already upgraded to100% renewable energy option. How can I be included in this campaign?

      Thank you for choosing 100% renewable energy! For folks who’ve already opted-into 100% renewable, there are a couple of options:

      1. You can email your CCA’s support email address with your account information and request your company’s referral code be added to your account.
      2. OR for greater upgrade impact, you can invite friends / family members to upgrade and have them utilize your company’s referral code! Their upgrades will be counted towards your company’s challenge goals.

      Can I invite friends, family, colleagues and peers to participate?

      Yes, we would love it if you invited people in your network to upgrade! This increases your impact and expands our community in this fight against climate change. They can use the same code as you to be counted towards your company’s challenge goals.

      How much does it cost for residential customers to transition to 100% renewable energy?

      Cost varies by energy usage, but for the average Bay Area residential customer upgrading to 100% renewable energy costs about $3-5 per month.

      Upgrading my account to 100% renewable energy is not economically feasible for me right now. What else can I do to participate in the challenge and lower the carbon footprint associated with my electricity use?

      We understand that opting up is a financial commitment, it can cost on average $3-$5 more per month on your energy bill. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint if you are unable to make the jump to 100% renewables at this time. Check out the below guides for energy saving tips:

      I need more information. Where can I learn more about opting up and other clean energy programs in the Bay Area?

      Throughout the month of October, BC3 will be hosting informational webinars that will cover the Employee Opt Up Challenge, climate resiliency, and Bay Area SunShares, our group procurement program that provides Bay Area residents with discounts on solar panels and battery storage. You can find the dates of the webinars and register to attend here and on our website.

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