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SUSTAINABLE EAST END: CCA is a way for municipalities to choose their own energy suppliers with an eye to increasing the use of renewable energy. Now, several towns are well on their way to implementing CCA. Southampton has already contracted with a CCA administrator, Joule Assets. And East Hampton just passed legislation that will enable the town to establish a CCA program. But hurdles remain, rooted in the position Long Island finds itself in as being under the jurisdiction of the Long Island Power Authority, or LIPA, for power supply and distribution. Those hurdles are the subject of two pieces of legislation brought by Assemblyman Fred Thiele. One piece is sitting on the governor's desk, awaiting his signature. The other will be introduced in the state legislature this coming year.Today, we hear from Assemblyman Fred Thiele, as well as three other people who are playing key roles in bringing CCA to long island: Lynn Arthur, energy chair of Southampton’s Sustainability Committee; Gordian Raacke, director of Renewable Long Island; and Jessica Stromback, managing director of Joule Assets.