Take Action Today to Stop EBCE From Giving Away $15 Million in East Bay Customer Funds!

We Demand East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Fund Asthma Prevention By Investing In A Just Transition For Environmental Justice Communities.
 
Send a letter to the EBCE Board of Directors:
  https://tinyurl.com/EBCEfundAsthmaPreventionNow
 
It’s the end of the fiscal year for East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), which means it’s time to talk about the EBCE budget for 2022-2023.

On May 18, EBCE dropped a bomb on the budget–a proposed sweetheart deal of $15 Million to UCSF Benihoff Children’s Hospital in Oakland to start the “East Bay Community Energy Asthma Program.”  This might sound good at first, but the truth of the matter is it ignores community calls for 40% investments in equity programs and projects that address root causes of asthma and prevention of triggers. Such projects like microgrids (islandable solar + storage) or building decarbonization & electrification retrofits that reduce or eliminate methane gas exposure.

Below are links to the two key roadmaps for Community Choice energy programs to jumpstart a just transition for clean energy jobs and a healthy community.

  1. Building a Just Energy Future; A framework for community choice aggregators to power equity and democracy in California by the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
  2. Local Development Business Plan by East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)

Last year we launched A Role for East Bay Community Energy in Advancing Equity for Environmental Justice; a call for East Bay Community Energy to start putting their investments where their marketing is and match calls for Justice 40 — providing 40% of the Local Development Business plan budget investments in equity based programs and projects in communities historically burdened by pollution.  This sign-on included 33 organizations.

Since then we have had some victorie with EBCE issuing electricity bill credits and nonprofit outreach grants to help households who are behind on payments.

Together, we can demand that our money towards electricity should come back to the communities that need the resources the most; Clean Power to the People!

Take Action today to Stop East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) From Giving Away $15 Million in East Bay Customer Funds
 
We Demand EBCE Fund Asthma Prevention By Investing In A Just Transition For Environmental Justice Communities.
 
Send a letter to the EBCE Board of Directors:
 
https://tinyurl.com/EBCEfundAsthmaPreventionNow
 
To learn more, please read the official comment letter by the East Bay Clean Power Alliance:  2022-6-7 EBCPA ltr Reject $15M UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital donation – We Demand EBCE Fund Asthma Prevention.
 


Jessica Tovar jessica@localcleanenergy.org
Nyah Tisdell nyah@localcleanenergy.org