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

Rally Against AB 726 Sneak Attack

Upwards of thirty-five East Bay residents, representing a number of community organizations, gathered for an impromptu noon-time rally in front of State Senator Nancy Skinner’s office on Wednesday, September 13, during the last week of the legislative session.

The rally, called by the East Bay Clean Power Alliance, was to protest AB 726 (and a nearly identical AB 813), which would have created a de facto freeze on Alameda County’s new Community Choice energy program, East Bay Community Energy, set to deliver power to residents and businesses in mid-2018.

Public Banks Power Local Renewables

On Monday, September 25th, come hear Wolfram Morales, Chief Economist for Sparkasse, the association of local public banks in Germany, in a panel discussion on how public banks can accelerate the development of local renewable resources such as solar and wind, and energy efficiency.

Where: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

When: Monday, September 25, 7-9pm

Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance at the 2017 Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence!

On October 5-8, the 12th annual Northern California Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence will be held at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California. The Local Clean Energy Alliance will present a workshop on Community Choice energy as a powerful vehicle for democratizing energy, spurring local sustainable economic development, and building more resilient communities - workshop date and time to be determined, but we hope you’ll join us at the Convergence!

Local Clean Energy Alliance Presents: What’s Up with Utility Bills?

On August 10th, Local Clean Energy Alliance presented “What’s Up with Utility Bills”, the latest in a series of educational events. Inviting attendees to “learn how to read, understand, and take control of your utility bill,” presenters Kirsten Andrews-Schwind from Peninsula Clean Energy, and Mark Toney from TURN (The Utility Reform Network) did an excellent job delivering on that guarantee, and stimulated interesting discussions with the attendees in the process.

July Update on East Bay Community Energy

This summer, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Alameda County’s new Community Choice energy program, continued progress towards providing electricity to residents and businesses in the spring of 2018. Most relevant for community-minded advocates, the major activities since May have been the seating of a Community Advisory Committee, drafting of an Implementation Plan, progress on the local development business plan, and hiring of a CEO. 

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.

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