Supporters of Marin County\u2019s community choice aggregator are seeking to increase the amount of ratepayer money the local agency gets for this year\u2019s efficiency efforts. A draft California Public Utilities Commission resolution, pulled from last week\u2019s agenda, limits the amount the Marin Energy Authority can tap to a maximum $428,270, or 15 percent of Pacific Gas & Electric\u2019s efficiency funds for the area. \u201cThe actual amount will depend on actual sales and energy efficiency funds collected by [PG&E] from MEA customers,\u201d according to the resolution. At regulator\u2019s Aug. 2 meeting, several proponents of allowing consumers to choose their energy provider called for increasing the amount of efficiency funds diverted to Marin to 40 percent. The CPUC staff \u201cpulled the 15 percent number out of nowhere,\u201d said Woody Hastings, renewable energy implementation manager, Sonoma County Climate Protection Campaign. He and others called for more than doubling the amount sent to Marin. Hastings voiced concern about what happens with Marin as a potential precedent for community choice aggregation because Sonoma County is seeking to become an aggregator too (see story on page 9). At the same time, Hastings applauded regulators for directing funds away from PG&E to Marin in support of the latter\u2019s energy efficiency measures. \u201cThe resolution is significant, even if a small step.\u201d The CPUC resolution is in response to legislation by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) enacted last year. SB 790 allows community choice aggregators to administer energy efficiency and conservation programs, which are predominantly controlled by the investor-owned utilities.