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.

Meet LCEA New Voices Are Rising Fellow Christie Fok

(04/2022)  Hi! My name is Christie Fok and I am the Climate Resilience Hub Fellow with the New Voices are Rising Program (NVAR).

I first started my environmental justice journey in the summer of 2021 with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) in their summer APEN academy. I learned about environmental and social justice issues like the Chevron Oil refinery and particularly, climate resilience hubs.

New Voices Are Rising Against PG&E Rate Hikes at the CPUC Public Hearing

April 2022        
by Christie Fok           

In January 2022, PG&E raised electricity rates by 8% and gas praises by 11%. In March 2022, PG&E raised rates again by 8.9% with the approval of the CPUC. With these prior rate hikes during the pandemic, many people, especially low-income folks, struggle to pay the PG&E bill and other costs of living.

Outrageously, PG&E recently proposed an additional 22% rate hike to be in effect from 2023 to 2026. If the CPUC approves this rate hike, PG&E customers will have to pay an additional $35 per month or $425 per year for electricity and gas. PG&E claims the rate hike would fund the improvement of their grossly neglected energy systems and wildfire mitigation.

April 27 EVENT - Building Electrification: Climate, Health, Equity

April 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted by SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility and co-sponsored by PSR National, RMI, Climate Health Now, and Local Clean Energy Alliance.

Learn from a panel of experts about new research on the health effects of fossil fuel (“natural” gas) appliances in homes, how to protect your family, and how to advocate for a just transition to all-electric homes in CA and beyond.  

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for the event.

"Equitable" Decarbonization--for Marketing Purposes Only?

(03/2022) Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from existing buildings have gained momentum throughout governmental agencies in California. If accomplished, the transition could bring health and comfort benefits along with climate change mitigation. However, the costly, involved process of household decarbonization could also increase displacement, homelessness, foreclosure and gentrification in already burdened Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Recognizing these downsides, many governmental agencies have dubbed planning process as, “equitable” building decarbonization. Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) has joined with other California environmental justice organizations in advocacy efforts with governmental agencies to ensure that the “equitable” is more than just a marketing ploy.

Our bills are going up!? PG&E has to go down

(03/2022)  Did you notice?

After causing the second largest wildfire in history, shutting off power to thousands, poisoning the lungs of people across the state, and being called a “menace” by a federal judge, PG&E actually raised your utility bill this year. Twice already!  

And, to add insult to all of those injuries- they are at it again, demanding another rate increase to line the pockets of PG&E’s Wall St. investors.

Will you join us and our allies in demanding that Governor Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission reject PG&E’s rate increase? (Click here to join our twitterstorm with TURN and other allies today, March 17th!)

Alert: Solar Action at CPUC Thursday, March 17

(03/2022) This week is the one-year anniversary of the date that the state’s monopoly utilities publicly launched their attack on rooftop solar in California.

Local Clean Energy Job Openings!

(03/2022) Local Clean Energy Alliance needs your help in filling a few vital new positions in support of our work to promote the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources.

If any of these positions work for you, please apply. If not please forward this listing to individuals you know who might be interested and qualify, and to your networks where social justice/clean energy advocates hang out or look for work.

Attack on California Rooftop Solar Hits a Snag

Al Weinrub, Coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance, speaking out for our communities at the State Capitol, as petitions in support of rooftop solar were delivered to Governor Newsom on December 8, 2021.(02/2022) An effort by the state’s monopoly utilities to kill the growth of rooftop solar in California has been put on ice, at least temporarily. Due to a well-organized campaign to Save California Solar, Governor Newsom told the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to shelve a proposed decision to gut the state’s Net Metering program.


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