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

Welcome to our newest Energy Democracy Organizer Nyah Tisdell

Nyah Tisdell (she/her) is an Energy Democracy Organizer with the Local Clean Energy Alliance. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California and since moving up to the Bay Area has found her passion for environmental and social justice. Nyah received her Bachelor of Science in Society and Environment with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Take Action Now To Save Solar In California

(06/2022) Did you know that last week over 2000 people joined last minute rallies in California to demand the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) strengthen Net Energy Metering (NEM)--Local Solar Policy Incentives? These rallies made three simple demands:

  • Don't tax the sun
  • Don't kill California’s Local Solar Power
  • Make it accessible to those who have not had access–we need equity for environmental justice communities

We are down to the wire–we might be two weeks away from a CPUC decision that could kill local solar energy incentives in the state, thereby handing our clean energy future to convicted serial killer PG&E.

Take Action by Flooding Governor Gavin Newsom's phone lines!

Tell the CPUC: More Local Solar, More Benefits, for More People

June 2, this Thursday, in San Francisco
Join the rally and speak out at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this Thursday to protest its resumed attack on community energy—in this case its efforts on behalf of PG&E and the state’s other monopoly utilities to stop the expansion of rooftop solar.

Or put otherwise, the utilities’ efforts to undermine the development of local solar needed to protect our communities not only from utility-caused wildfires and power shutoffs, but from the dramatic rise in utility bills imposed on us to pay for PG&E’s failures to provide the safe, reliable energy we need.

Protest this rigged utility game! Let’s remind the CPUC that what we need is more benefits of more local solar extended to more people in our community—in particular, renters and other low-income families. Let’s remind the CPUC it’s supposed to work for us, not utility shareholders.

Join the Action!

PG&E/Utilities Featured on John Oliver

(05/2022) "PG&E is more of a fire company that occasionally delivers power to people's homes."

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took a hard look at the corporate utility model in the US, laying out clearly (and hilariously!) the warped incentives that utilities are granted in our energy system. And if you're looking for the shining example of utility malfeasance, look no further than PG&E!

CPUC Resumes its Attack on Rooftop Solar

(05/2022) After a powerful public Save California Solar campaign forced Governor Newsom to tell his California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to shelve it’s December 2021 proposed decision to kill rooftop solar in California, the CPUC, on May 9, opened a new front in its attack on local solar.

Rather than heeding the overwhelming public opposition to the CPUC’s proposed gutting of the state’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) policy, the law judge presiding over the NEM proceeding floated a re-packaged version of the December proposed decision.

Same pig, new lipstick.

California Alliance for Community Energy is hiring!

(05/2022) The California Alliance for Community Energy is growing and needs your help finding talent. 

The Operations Coordinator position is available now and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Here's a summary:  A 10-20 hour/week position supporting the operations of a statewide advocacy network on behalf of community-driven clean energy solutions. 

 PG&E evades prosecution for Dixie, Kincade Fires

(04/2022) Reclaim Our Power spoke out last week about the atrocious deal made between PG&E and District Attorney's in 7 fire damaged counties. Despite being the clear cause of the death and destruction of the Kincade and Dixie Fires, PG&E will not face criminal oversight or structural changes that actually serve to keep Californians safe.

Take action: Retweet ROP's tweet here.

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