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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! 
 
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 ne

Speak Out Against Nuclear Energy in East Bay Community Energy, Again!

(10/2020) Update: Change in EBCE Oct. 21 Board of Directors Agenda

EBCE Staff has modified the Brilliant 100 agenda item to be considered for the October 21 Board meeting. The item will now be limited to continuing Brilliant 100 until January 31, 2021 at a rate parity with PG&E. Whether EBCE is going to accept nuclear energy from PG&E in order to reduce the cost of that product for certain cities will not be discussed that evening. Please save Wednesday, November 18, 2020 to speak out against EBCE accepting nuclear energy! Of course you are still welcome to make Public Comments at any EBCE Board meeting. 

The First Reclaim Our Power Summit is in the Books!

(10/2020) In September, the Reclaim Our Power Campaign brought together over 50 organizations over the course of two evenings for the first ever Reclaim Our Power Summit! In the midst of deadly wildfires, harrowing smoke and corporate dictated power shutoffs, our communities joined together in demanding a different future, one where we control the power. Part training, part strategy session, part organizing meeting, the summit was a chance to bring together fire survivors, people with disabilities, environmental justice advocates, youth, faith groups, energy experts and more to build our campaign to transform the energy system.

Oh No! Not Nuclear in EBCE Again?!

(09/2020) East Bay clean energy activists were alarmed to discover that the question of including nuclear energy in East Bay Community Energy’s (EBCE) power mix has come up again at the September 16 Board meeting. This time the issue is being framed as an attempt to rescue the EBCE’s Brilliant 100 product (100% carbon-free) that some cities in EBCE lean on to reduce their City’s GHG emissions on paper.

Community Driven Resilience Hubs in the midst of smoke filled skies in California

(09/2020) For the first time ever, we witnessed an apocalyptic orange sky filled with so much smoke that it literally blocked out the sun on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  This day will forever be remembered by residents of the greater Bay Area and the rest of the world. When we decided to host a webinar about community driven resilience hubs with NorCal Resilience Network on this same date, we anticipated things that could possibly go wrong—such as having a blackout in the middle of the webinar; so we created a back up plan to continue the webinar via phone. However, getting ready for a day that would look like living on Mars never occurred to us. Because energy resilience has different meanings for communities on the ground, we featured a diverse group of grassroots organizers to understand the full range of challenges faced by different communities. We realized that we must plan for a multitude of crises.

Reclaim Our Power is on the move!

(08/2020) This month, we've brought our demand for a safe, reliable, community and worker controlled energy system to two important venues, expanding the message of the Reclaim Our Power Utility Justice Campaign (ROP).

Success! Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan Passes Unanimously!

(08/2020) Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP). The approved resolution included the Racial Equity Indicators Assessment (REIA) as a way to ensure that implementation of the ECAP’s programs and policies prioritizes benefits to low income communities and people of color.

Projecting Our Energy Justice Future!

(07/2020) After many months fighting to stop Governor Newsom's bad PG&E/bankruptcy deal, lift the voices of impacted people into the governance of our energy future, and building our movement to #cancelPGE and #ReclaimOurPower, the Reclaim Our Power campaign is entering a new phase. We memorialized the passage of an important date with a powerful press conference, projected striking images of PG&E's deadly failures, and have been pushing hard to shape the legislative solution that aims to serve as a backstop for when PG&E fails California again.

Budget Challenges in East Bay Community Energy for 2020-2021!

(07/2020) On June 17, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Board of Directors voted on a proposed budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. They had to choose from several scenarios that EBCE staff proposed. The EBCE Board of Directors were faced with a difficult decision due to an increase in the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) rate and the economic impacts of COVID-19.

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