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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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¡Al Weinrub Presente!

The Local Clean Energy Alliance family is saddened to share that Al Weinrub passed away August 30th, 2023, very peacefully, with friends and family by his side. His spirit and determination for justice lives on in the work we do.

An invitation to breathe life into Al Weinrub's legacy

You are invited to breathe life into Al Weinrub’s legacy with the recent acquisition by the University of Massachusetts Libraries of Al's historical archive of fifty years of social movement documents: the Al Weinrub Justice Papers.
If you’d like to make a donation in Al's honor, we encourage contributing to the Al Weinrub Justice Fund to ensure that Al's legacy can continue to engage and inspire a national and international community.

Al Weinrub Celebration of Life on September 23

Please join us as we pay tribute to Al’s life and many accomplishments. 
Celebration of Life for Al Weinrub 1943-2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT
September 23, 2023
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Reception to follow at same location
If you plan to stay for the reception that follows, please RSVP here by Thursday, September 21, so we can estimate how many people to feed.

Clean Power to the People Workshops en Español

LCEA’s organizers Jessica Tovar and Nyah Tisdell have hosted a series of regional workshops in Spanish on utility debt relief and equitable clean energy resources for Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Energy Democracy story in YES Magazine

Read how “grassroots activists on the ground are building models of the kind of renewable, affordable, interconnected, community-governed energy systems needed for energy democracy” in this powerful story by Brooke Anderson.

2023 Extern Highlight: Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

"I recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Sports Management / Psychology.
I have been with Rising Sun Center for Opportunity for 4 summers as an Energy Specialist and I am most interested in joining and being a part of Local Clean Energy Alliance because I am deeply committed to fostering a greener economy.

2023 Extern Highlight: New Voices Are Rising

Abtehal Alazzani with New Voices Are Rising

"I'm a sophomore in Middle College High School! This summer I did an externship with local clean energy!

I had so much fun but I only had a few weeks with Local Clean Energy Alliance but I had so much fun! Nyah made this externship amazing for me. I learned many new things like energy efficiency and I learned more about clean energy!

2023 Inaugural ​Berrett-Koehler Foundation Changemaker Award to Jessica Tovar

Congratulations to LCEA's Energy Democracy Organizer Jessica Guadalupe Tovar on receiving the 2023 Inaugural ​Berrett-Koehler Foundation Changemaker Award.

The Berrett-Koehler Changemaker Awards is Berrett-Koehler Foundation’s latest initiative to recognize and support changemakers and community builders who deeply embody the values and commitment to “create a world that works for all.”

East Bay Community Energy; Thriving at 5, It Could Do More for Equitable Community Benefits

(06/2023) East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), our Alameda County and City of Tracy not-for-profit electricity agency, has proposed a budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, which will be voted on by the Board of Directors on Wednesday June 21, 2023. This year’s proposed budget is notable for the estimated $177 million net increase in position (or surplus), about $1 million more than last fiscal year. The Local Development budget has grown from $5.1 million in 2019-20 the first operational year, to $25.9 million for 2023-24.

East Bay Clean Power Alliance (EBCPA) of which Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) is a part of, celebrates some wins in the latest version of the proposed local projects budget, but continues to note that the amount that will benefit customers in low income communities of color falls very short of the $10 million that would meet the 40% for equity urged by President Biden known as “Justice 40.”


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