Beth Vaughan on the Voice of Community Choice

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In this episode of Flanigan’s Eco-Logic, Ted speaks with Beth Vaughan, Executive Director at California Community Choice Association. Beth is CalCCA’s first executive director, overseeing the association’s advocacy, policy, and communications efforts, and coordinating a diverse and growing membership of community choice energy providers serving customers across California. 

She and Ted discuss her background, born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, which was a pilot town for different types of initiatives like recycling. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University in Canada, and later moved to New Zealand for her graduate studies, earning a Master of Science from Victoria University of Wellington. She stayed in New Zealand following her studies and served five years as senior advisor to environment and conservation cabinet ministers in the New Zealand parliament.

Prior to joining CalCCA, Beth served as executive director of the California Cogeneration Council where she advocated for companies operating combined heat and power facilities. She has worked extensively in both the public and private energy sectors, consulting with government agencies, non-profits, and private sector interests on energy, climate, and environmental public policy issues. 

In her current role, she frequently presents CalCCA’s positions on various policy issues at the California Legislature and California Public Utilities Commission and is a regular speaker at energy industry events. 
Beth Vaughan on the Voice of Community Choice
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