LCEA 2023 Year-End Review

In 2023, Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) faced many challenges and continued its important work to ensure equitable access to local, clean energy resources. 

See LCEA’s 2023 Year-End Review.

In August 2023, LCEA lost its longtime Coordinator Al Weinrub. Al’s life was celebrated by hundreds of people, family, friends, current and former colleagues. Many in attendance learned how long and varied Al’s commitment to justice on all fronts had been. Just before his passing, we also learned that Al’s collected writings and archives would be housed at UMass Amherst in the Al Weinrub Justice Papers Collection. Donations to help digitize Al’s writings to make them more accessible are requested to be made to the Al Weinrub Justice Fund.

Al Weinrub’s legacy for energy democracy carries on through LCEA’s work.








Download LCEA’s 2023 Year-End Review to learn more.

Highlights Include:

Local and Regional Work

  • Advocacy at Ava Community Energy – formerly East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)
  • LCEA webinar: Local Advocacy Sets the Standard for Community Choice agencies on Workforce Development and Environmental Justice
  • Collaboration with the City of Hayward on Building Electrification

  • Bay Area Sierra Club and Emerald Cities Collaboration on Equity in Gas Appliance Phase-out
  • Workshops on Energy Democracy, with Youth and Monolingual Spanish speaking Adults
  • Energy Resilience with Youth at Oakland’s Castlemont High School

  • 2023 LCEA Externs and Interns - Building New Leaders for Energy Democracy
  • LCEA presents webinar: Lithium Mining Behind the Curtain: What is Equity in an Extractive Energy Transition?

Advocacy at the California State Level

  • Building Energy Equity and Power (BEEP)

  • Joining Efforts to Defend Energy Democracy at the CPUC - Virtual Net Energy Metering, Fighting the Fixed Charge Utility Tax and Rate Hikes
  • Pushing Back on Utilities

  • Statewide Solidarity

Click HERE to see LCEA’s 2023 Year-End Review

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