Welcome to the Local Clean Energy Alliance!

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! 
In 2014, in the Local Clean Energy Alliance teamed up with Tree Ring Productions and initiated a crowd--funding campaign on IndieGoGo to raise the money needed to finance a

REFOCUS Campaign Launch

REFOCUS is a call to action from Alaska to Puerto Rico, standing in solidarity with frontline communities who are leading the transition to energy justice by advancing reimagined energy systems.

Please join us for the official launch event on October 13th from 11am-12:30pm PT to be a part of this unified movement for energy justice! 

Welcome Elsa

Elsa Wefes-Potter (she/they) is a new Energy Democracy Organizer with the Local Clean Energy Alliance.

In 2021, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in physics and political science, where she also was part of the Civic Scholars program and worked on fossil fuel divestment and Palestinian liberation awareness. Towards the end of her time at Penn, she shifted her academic focus from physics to energy engineering as well as climate and environmental science.

Meet AJ, our Rising Sun–Energy Democracy Organizer

Albert Jinyue Yuan, or AJ (he/him), is part of the Climate Careers program at Rising Sun Center for Opportunity and is currently externing as an Energy Democracy Organizer at Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA).

AJ was born and raised in Delaware and attended UC Davis, where he majored in Environmental Science and Management. He is planning to pursue a career in environmental law, and is hoping to work on climate policy.  But most importantly, his interest in organizing paired with law and policy demonstrates his values of centering community voices on energy issues that affect them.

EBCE–Community Choice or Corporate Charity?

Photo credit: California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), 2020 Report(07/2022) The Local Clean Energy Alliance urges you to pressure East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)’s board of directors to redirect the proposed $15 million dollars of ratepayer funds into local development business plan programs instead of giving it away to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Cancel PG&E! San Francisco Action For Our Energy Future

(07/2022) Hundreds of Californians killed. Millions left without power. Billions of dollars in damages. And PG&E's CEO and wall street investors are still raking in huge profits, while our bills are going up.

We need a new energy future, beyond PG&E, one that centers the lives of the Black, brown, disabled, low income, and other communities punished the most by this deadly, dirty, extractive, expensive energy utility.

Welcome to our newest Energy Democracy Organizer Nyah Tisdell

Nyah Tisdell (she/her) is an Energy Democracy Organizer with the Local Clean Energy Alliance. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California and since moving up to the Bay Area has found her passion for environmental and social justice. Nyah received her Bachelor of Science in Society and Environment with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California, Berkeley.

Take Action Today to Stop EBCE From Giving Away $15 Million in East Bay Customer Funds!

We Demand East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Fund Asthma Prevention By Investing In A Just Transition For Environmental Justice Communities.
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