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The Local Clean Energy Alliance is 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. We partner with environmental, social justice, business, and community groups in advancing our work.
The Alliance recognizes the importance of all communities, especially those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, benefiting from a clean energy economy.
We believe that it is through the development of local decentralized energy systems that integrate energy demand reduction and local renewable generation, that communities can transition to a clean energy economy—increasing local investment, creating family-sustaining clean energy jobs, and improving community health.
The Alliance was instrumental in the grassroots defeat of Prop 16 (PG&E’s power grab in 2010), led the effort to defeat AB 2145 (the utility bill to kill Community Choice energy in 2014), is active in local energy/climate efforts on both sides of the Bay—including the establishment of East Bay Community Energy in 2017, and has been a leader in the movement to democratize energy at the national level.
The mission of the Local Clean Energy Alliance is to promote the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources as key to addressing climate change, advancing social and racial justice, and building sustainable and resilient communities.