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 ne

Demand a Nuclear Free East Bay Community Choice Program!

We need Community Clean Energy not False Solutions to Climate Change! Join us at the next East Bay Community Energy Board meeting on Wednesday, March 18 to tell our city representatives that we demand they reject PG&E’s nuclear offer! East Bay Clean Power Alliance advocated for a Community Choice program as a path to a clean energy future we need for our communities. Nuclear being pitched as, “carbon free energy” to fight climate change is a false solution.  This is how investor owned utilities (like PG&E) bamboozle true clean energy efforts.
 

Reclaim Our Power Utility Justice Campaign officially launched!

On February 12th, the LCEA-anchored Reclaim Our Power Utility Justice Campaign held a launch event at the Greenlining Institute in Oakland, CA.  The campaign had begun to come together with the hiring of staff starting in August 2019 and the first leadership team meeting in October 2019, but this launch was the first opportunity for members of leadership and endorsing organizations to come together to get to know one-another and begin to really feel the power of the campaign.
 

What Happened Since the Energy Democracy National Tour?

Did you think the Energy Democracy National Tour ended with 2018? Think again! As an outgrowth of the publication of Energy Democracy book in 2017 and the organizing of the Energy Democracy National Tour in 2018, LCEA brought together 36 organizations for a Strategic Convening on Energy Democracy in 2019 to leverage the accomplishments of the Tour to move this collective effort forward. This national gathering emphasized the centrality of race to energy issues and the goal of empowering our communities through energy democracy.

Urge EBCE's Board of Directors to Reject PG&E's Offer of Nuclear Energy

Alameda County's own public electricity agency, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is considering accepting PG&E's dangerous nuclear energy into its power mix. Community Choice programs in California were created to give the public the power to choose where their electricity comes from and what kind of energy it is (under California Assembly Bill 117 in 2002).

Carbon-Free Power at No Charge. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Jean Tepperman - East Bay Express, February 5, 2020

Last fall, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. made an offer that sounded hard to refuse. It would give its main rivals — community choice electricity programs, including Alameda County's East Bay Community Energy — millions of dollars a year worth of carbon-free electricity at no charge. But there was a catch. Most of that free electricity would come from California's last remaining nuclear reactor, PG&E's aging, earthquake-vulnerable Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County.

Keep EBCE Nuke-Free--Close Diablo Canyon now!

The Board of Directors at East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), our public electrical service agency, is considering adding nuclear energy to our resource mix. At their meeting on December 18, 2019, over 20 community members from at least 10 different organizations, with almost no notice, came to the meeting to express strong opposition to including nuclear in EBCE’s mix and shock that a proposal was even being considered.
 

Clean Power to the People: From Wildfires to Community Ownership of Energy

Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) held a Clean Power to the People gathering December 10, 2019 at APEN’s office on 1200 Harrison St. The goal was to update allied organizations on Local Clean Energy Alliance’s plans for 2020 and get feedback from participants.

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.  

 

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