The Local Clean Energy Alliance was founded in 2008 by Bay Localize, Pacific Environment, and the Sierra Club. It is formally a project of Bay Localize, a project of the Earth Island Institute working to build equitable, resilient communities. The Alliance receives fiscal sponsorship and staff support from Bay Localize, but otherwise operates independently, determining its own program and campaigns.
Local Clean Energy Alliance Members
Alliance membership is open to both organizations and individuals. Members support the goals and perspectives that guide the Alliance and participate in the Alliance’s program and activities. Members are also the main source of financial support for the Alliance. For more information on membership, click here.
Current membership includes environmental, environmental justice, labor, business, educational, community, and faith based organizations. For a listing of current Alliance organizational members, click here.
Local Clean Energy Alliance Steering Committee
This body, composed of volunteer representatives of the Alliance's voting organizational members and committed individual members, sets the overall direction and priorities for the Local Clean Energy Alliance, based on policies and campaigns approved in conjunction with voting organizational members.
The Steering Committee is responsible for proposing and implementing campaigns; planning/organizing meetings, conferences, and actions; representing or speaking on behalf of the Alliance; building Alliance membership, partnerships, and resources; and fundraising and managing the Alliance budget.
Local Clean Energy Alliance Staff
The Alliance is staffed by a Coordinator, who organizes and coordinates the work of the Steering Committee and of the Alliance more broadly, and by one or more interns who assist in the day-to-day efforts of the Alliance.
Local Clean Energy Alliance Volunteers
The ability of the Alliance to carry out its program rests principally with volunteers who have an abiding passion for the clean power, healthy communities perspective of the Local Clean Energy Alliance. In addition to those volunteers who serve on the Steering Committee, many others generously contribute their time and energy to the program, campaigns, and movement building efforts of the Alliance.