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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

East Bay Community Energy to consider Nuclear Energy from PG&E?

As you know the Local Clean Energy Alliance is committed to advancing true, local clean energy resources and environmental justice.  “Carbon free” resources unfortunately mean Large Hydro Electric and/or Nuclear energy, neither of which are community or environmentally friendly. Learn more about Principles of Environmental Justice

 

On December 18, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will consider accepting “carbon free” energy from PG&E.  This proposal is 30% Hydro Electric and 70% Nuclear Energy. At the moment there is no nuclear in East Bay Community Energy’s power mix and many of us who advocated for Community Choice explicitly intended to have a “nuclear free” program.  

 

Of course it’s complicated...

New Book Club about East Bay’s Own Local Green New Deal!

Please join us for the upcoming meeting of the Local Clean Energy Alliance's Book Club! We will be focusing on the Local Development Business Plan—East Bay's Own Local Green New Deal—as developed by the Local Clean Energy Alliance! We will cover pages 1 - 14 in our first meeting on October 8. Interested in joining, but missed it?

LCEA Action at PG&E for the Climate Strike

On September 20th, tens of thousands of youth activists and adult allies marched through downtown San Francisco as part of the Climate Strike Week of Action, making a series of stops at relevant locations along the way.  Marchers started at the Federal Building, where they urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi to embrace climate action and a Green New Deal, continuing on to Bank of America, Senator Feinstein’s office, Amazon Go, BlackRock

Recap from the Local Clean Energy Alliance Annual Picnic

It was one of the best LCEA BBQ picnics! On September 15, over 50 of our friends and allies came out for a great Local Clean Energy Alliance picnic.

State Shores Up PG&E in Wake of Wildfires, But Second Bailout Bill Stalls

The 2019 California legislative session was marked by desperate moves backed by Governor Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to bail out PG&E and the other monopoly utilities, while undermining Community Choice energy programs.  However, there is some good news as a second bailout bill fails to move forward in 2019.
 

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. 

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