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We are the Bay Area’s largest clean energy coalition, with 90 affiliated member organizations, working for a clean energy future in the Bay Area. The Local Clean Energy Alliance sees the development of local energy resources as key to creating sustainable business, advancing social equity, and promoting community resilience.
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CHECK IT OUT: Community Choice, Community Power Video!

 
Check out a new video, created by Tree Ring Productions, highlighting the great work of the Local Clean Energy Alliance in promoting community-based energy! 
 

Local Clean Energy Alliance Presents: Everything you wanted to know about… Going Solar!

Come hear Rosana Francescato from MyDomino discuss the nuts and bolts of rooftop solar, including:
  • Rooftop solar basics
  • How to prepare
  • Steps in the process
  • Maintenance and monitoring

May Update on East Bay Community Energy

In May, progress continued toward the launch of Alameda County’s new Community Choice energy program, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), which will begin providing electricity to residents and businesses in the spring of 2018. Most relevant for community-minded advocates, the EBCE governing board is vetting candidates for a Community Advisory Committee, selecting a CEO, and working on a local development business plan.

Department of Energy Awards $10k to Local Community Shared Solar Project

In April, the Oakland-based East Bay Shared Solar Collaborative was awarded a $10 thousand technical assistance grant by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Local Clean Energy Alliance convened the East Bay Shared Solar Collaborative in partnership with other community organizations and advocates* to advance the development of community owned and controlled shared solar energy projects to further grassroots economic empowerment, advance social equity, and promote community resilience.

Local Clean Energy Alliance Presents: Community Choice 101

Alameda County residents will soon have more voice and more choice about where their electricity comes from. Community Choice energy—an alternative electricity provider to PG&E—is coming to the County! Join us to learn more about how Community Choice works and what it means for you.
 
What: Brief presentation on
- Basics of Community Choice energy programs
- Potential community benefits
- What’s unique about Alameda County’s East Bay Community Energy
- Plus a Q&A session
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7-8:30pm
Where: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Community Voice in East Bay Community Choice!

In April, progress continued toward the launch of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Alameda County’s new Community Choice energy program. Most relevant for community-minded advocates, the governing board is soon to seat a Community Advisory Committee and a contractor has begun work on creating a local development business plan.

LCEA Presents: Electrifying! Toward Fossil Fuel Free Homes, April 6th

Want to know what you can do in your own home to contribute to a more sustainable future? In the first event in the Local Clean Energy Alliance Presents series, learn how you can help your city meet climate action plan goals, and increase the effectiveness of Community Choice energy (a public alternative to PG&E for electricity).
 
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7-8 pm 
Where: Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Downtown Oakland, by 19th St BART

East Bay Community Energy Update

January 30th marked the first meeting of the governing board of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Alameda County’s brand new Community Choice energy program. The governing board is made up of elected officials from the eleven cities* in Alameda County that joined the program and one County Supervisor representing the unincorporated areas. EBCE is expected to begin providing power to County residents and businesses in the spring of 2018.

Community Choice Victory in Alameda County

Martha Kuhl, First Vice President of Labor Council outside Board of Supervisors' meetingMartha Kuhl, First Vice-President of the Alameda Labor Council and leader of the California Nurses Association, speaks in favor of community/labor Unity Proposal at press conference, October 4, 2016 outside County administration building.


October 4th marked a victory for East Bay communities and the East Bay Clean Power Alliance’s Clean Power to the People efforts. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve establishing a Community Choice energy program with a commitment to maximizing community benefits and including community input in the governance of the program.

The County approved a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) agreement, the foundation document for establishing the Community Choice program. The agreement represents a commitment to the goals advocated for by the East Bay Clean Power Alliance. It also incorporates a groundbreaking Unity Proposal released two weeks earlier by the East Bay Clean Power Alliance and the Alameda Labor Council.

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