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General Meeting-Tuesday, June 12-What the Heck is a REC?

Renewable Energy Certificates or RECs have been hitting the news recently and local clean energy advocates are asking themselves a basic question, "What the heck is a REC?"

To help us learn more about RECs, how they are used, and what this term actually means, please join the Local Clean Energy Alliance in a discussion with Alex Pennock, manager of the Green-e Energy program, the leading certification program for the voluntary REC market.

When: Tuesday, June 12, 6:30-8PM
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room, Central Historic Building 436 14th Street (at Broadway), Oakland, CA

May 10 Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference a Resounding Success

The Local Clean Energy Alliance’s third annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference drew 140 people on May 10 to a day of intense deliberations about the potential benefits of local renewable power to Bay Area communities and how to build a movement to realize those benefits.

Check out photos of the conference and a video of the keynote address by Bill Gallegos. For those who are kicking themselves for not attending, you can also check out some of the conference presentations. Video of major sessions will be available soon.

LCEA supports AB 1990 - Solar for All initiative: A Community-Benefits Feed-in Tariff

Spearheaded by the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and authored by Assemblyman Paul Fong (Cupertino), AB 1990 would provide a 375 megawatt feed-in tariffs tariff program to promote 375 megawatts of small-scale renewable energy projects in disadvantaged communities in California by 2020.

PRESS ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bay Area’s Largest Energy Alliance to Host Town Hall with Assemblymember Nancy Skinner

Dynamic Cross-Sector Gathering to Accelerate Local Renewable Energy Projects and Green Job Growth

 

Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 Road Map Released

Is it possible over the next 8 years to convert 25% of Bay Area homes and businesses to zero net energy buildings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric usage by 60%, and cut peak demand for electricity by 50%? Pacific Environment's report Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 (BASE 2020) provides a road map for doing just that.

March 20, 2012 General Meeting- James Fine on Evaluating Smart Grids

The Local Clean Energy Alliance’s March general meeting featured James Fine, of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), presenting a summary of EDF’s work evaluating Smart Grid deployment plans of California’s three Investor-Owned Utility (IOU) companies.

Replace Peevey as President of the CPUC

On January 3, 2012, the Local Clean Energy Alliance called on Governor Jerry Brown to replace Michael Peevey as president of the California Public Utilities Commission. "In the ten years he has held that position," said a letter sent by the Alliance to the Governor, "Peevey has turned the CPUC into an agency that has stood for the interests of investor-owned utilities (IOUs) against the interests of ratepayers and the public."

Join the Call to Action for Energy Democracy!!

The Local Clean Energy Alliance has joined the Call to Action for Energy Democracy initiated by Solar Done Right, an advocacy organization devoted to protecting desert ecology and promoting local renewable electricity generation.

Residential Energy Projects: Taking On-Bill Repayment to Scale in California

Jamie Fine of the Environmental Defense Fund was guest speaker at the Local Clean Energy Alliance's November 17, 2011 membership meeting, speaking on a proposed state-wide program for financing home energy improvements. On-bill repayment for energy upgrades and/or clean energy installations would allow homeowners and renters to make energy improvements without having to provide any cash up front--financing would be paid back through utility bills.

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