Flanigan's Eco-Logic

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. 

What is Flanigan's Eco-Logic?

We all want to live a sustainable life, but where do we start? Flanigan's Eco-Logic, hosted by Ted Flanigan, provides information and insights in sustainability and the clean energy space. Flanigan’s enthusiasm and vast experience in the energy and environmental arena are palpable, whether bringing cutting-edge developments to the fore, or interviewing and engaging with leading practitioners. This show is for those who want a sustainable life but don’t know where to start.