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

Save California Local Solar Incentives - Oppose NEM 3.0 Proposal

On December 15th, Governor Newsom’s California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will likely vote on a utility-backed proposal that would effectively kill rooftop and community solar, while jeopardizing the state’s clean energy and environmental justice goals. You can learn more watching this short video: https:ww.facebook.com/watch/?v=653751152888776
Take Action Now:

   1) Sign this Petition
Take action today by signing this petition and sending letters to the California Public Utilities Commissioners (CPUC) at https://tinyurl.com/savelocalsolar

   2) Call the Governor (he appoints the CPUC commissioners)
Tell his office to stop the local solar killer proposal known as “net energy metering 3.0.”  We need to increase incentives for solar to build local wealth, create clean energy jobs and meet our climate goals at the same time.
Phone Office of the Governor: (916) 445-2841

Your Support Keeps Us Winning Clean Energy Solutions!

(11/2022) In advance of Giving Tuesday make your donation to the Energy Democracy winning team: Local Clean Energy Alliance.

Earlier this year East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) staff proposed gifting $15M to put their name on an asthma center & endow a professorship. We knew this move was off course of the Local Development Business Plan–EBCE’s roadmap for clean energy solutions.  The proposed gift was also legally questionable.

Local Clean Energy Alliance organized with the community to demand that EBCE use the funds to address root causes of asthma. The EBCE board of directors heard us and at the Executive Committee meeting on October 28, agency staff presented a new proposal for that money to now be used to jumpstart the building electrification transition. 

DONATE HERE to the winning team at the Local Clean Energy Alliance

Youth led Webinar: Energy Democracy in Puerto Rico and Richmond, California

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Discussion of the extractive, centralized energy systems in Puerto Rico and Richmond, California, and how communities have been affected.

Please join and support this youth led webinar hosted by our Rising Sun Youth Externs; AJ with the Local Clean Energy Alliance and Jayden with People Powered Solar. Learn more about the struggle for energy democracy in Puerto Rico and Richmond, California. 

Job Postings: ROP Operations Manager and Fundraiser

(11/2022) Reclaim Our Power (ROP) is currently in search of both an Operations Manager (20 hours/week) and a Fundraiser (10 hours/week). These can be either two separate part-time positions, or a single full-time position (30 hours/week) depending on relevant skills, time, and interest of applicants. Pay ranges from $30-$50/hour depending on experience. It is based in Oakland, though much of the work is remote.

ROP is looking looking for responses by 11/15.

EBCE Feels the Power of Community Voices

(10/2022) At the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Executive Committee meeting on Friday, October 28 at 12 Noon, agency staff will present a proposal entitled Health-E Communities Partnership. This $15 million dollar proposal is very different than an earlier proposal in May that would have given that amount to UCSF Benioff Chldren's Hospital. The current proposal clearly shows the impact of community pushback and aligns much more with the mission of the public energy agency. Thanks to all who have advocated for change, your input has made a difference!

Creating Resilient Communities: East Oakland Resiliency Hub Workshop

(10/2022) Local Clean Energy Organizers Nyah Tisdell and Jessica Tovar visited the youth group at Lions Creek Crossing. They led a workshop to emphasize the importance and benefits of having locally sourced energy supply environmental justice communities.

Everyone Under the Sun rally at the Capitol was a success

(10/2022) Update originally written by Solar Rights Alliance

Major thanks to so many organizations for making the October 11th Everyone Under the Sun rally a success. We counted a bit more than 1,000 attendees, a remarkable turnout for a hot day in the middle of the week in Sacramento.

REFOCUS Launched

On October 13th, the Energy Democracy Project launched its REFOCUS campaign (Reimagining Energy For Our Communities, US). This campaign invites organizers, activists and advocates of energy democracy from Alaska to Puerto Rico to connect to further collective aims of energy democracy and an end to the unreliable, dangerous, profit driven energy system.


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