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We are the Bay Area’s foremost membership organization working at the local, state, and national level to promote a clean energy future through the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources. We see these resources as key to addressing climate change, advancing social and racial justice, and building sustainable and resilient communities.
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CHECK IT OUT: Community Choice, Community Power Video!

 
Check out our classic video, created by Tree Ring Productions, highlighting the great work of the Local Clean Energy Alliance in promoting community-based energy! 
 

It’s Time for the Local Clean Energy Alliance’s Annual Backyard Picnic!

Come celebrate Alameda County’s groundbreaking local Green New Deal and other victories we have achieved.
 
Where: Al’s House: 3348 Herrier St., Oakland (Laurel District)
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019; 3-5:30pm - short program starts at 4 - don’t miss it!

Take Further Action to Protect Community Choice

There are still 4 bills remaining in the California Legislature that would harm Community Choice, AB1584, SB155 SB520 and SB676. Each of these bills erodes Community Choice autonomy, and threatens the success of these programs. There are only two weeks remaining in the 2019 legislative session to defeat them. The California Alliance for Community asks you to call your state representatives and urge them to oppose these four bills.

PG&E Rates Hearings should not fall on Deaf Ears (CPUC)

PG&E is touting its audacity by proposing to raise rates of electricity and gas, in addition to wildfire bailout fees that threaten ratepayers with higher utility bills. 

This rate hike could be as much as $20 more per month for residential customers, and the East Bay community came out to say, “No!” The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) began holding public hearings in different cities, which originally began on July 9 in San Francisco, where the new CEO William D. Johnson spoke on behalf of the negligent company. 

Local Energy: A Green New Deal for Our Communities

By Jessica Tovar | July 22, 2019 | The Trouble
 
The Problem is Environmental Racism
The vision I have for my hometown of East Los Angeles and other communities of color throughout the United States is clear after working as a community organizer for the last 17 years. This vision is grounded in my childhood experiences of environmental racism, and the efforts I’ve made to fight it. 

Webinar Recording: Green Jobs through the Green New Deal

With the Cities of Los Angeles and New York City passing their own versions of the Green New Deal, there is a lot of momentum and real opportunity to move forward on renewable energy and green jobs at the local level. What are the common barriers to creating these green jobs and how can local governments leverage policy to make sure that frontline communities get the benefits?

Oakland Clean Energy Initiative to Replace Dirty Jack London Square Power Plant

By Jean Tepperman - East Bay Express, July 31, 2019; (image by Paul Haggard)

A new project in West Oakland and Jack London Square aims to achieve many goals at once: saving money, providing local jobs, fighting climate change, reducing toxic air pollution, and cutting electricity bills for hundreds of low-income households. East Bay Community Energy, the region's new clean energy provider, recently signed contracts with three companies to deploy an array of new batteries that will replace a jet-fuel-powered "peaker plant," which is now fired up when the demand for electricity is unusually high.

A Groundbreaking Green New Deal is happening in the East Bay

 
June 19, San Leandro City Hall- After hearing from several community members, the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Board of Directors approved $5.1 Million dollars for the Local Development Business Plan (LDBP)—Alameda County’s groundbreaking Green New Deal.
 

PG&E Shareholders Meeting Protest highlights WildFire Deaths & Bailout Opposition

The No PG&E Bailout Coalition staged a demonstration outside PG&E Headquarters at PG&E’s Annual Shareholder Meeting. Eighty-five shoes were laid outside of the PG&E Shareholders meeting representing the lives of those killed in the Camp Fire last Fall, which was proven to be caused by PG&E’s neglected transmission wires.

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