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Join the East Bay Clean Power Alliance in supporting local clean energy development and clean energy jobs through an East Bay Community Choice energy program.
Community Choice energy, provided for by AB 117 (2002), enables cities and counties to choose where the electricity will come from for their homes and businesses. This means that local communities can decide to get their electricity from renewable energy sources: either by purchasing renewable electricity on the market, or even better, by developing local renewable energy resources in the community.
Under a Community Choice energy program, the incumbent investor-owned utility company (PG&E) continues to deliver electricity and service customers.
Climate Justice, Clean Energy Jobs and Community Benefits
Community Choice energy is a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the impact of climate change by cutting energy consumption, switching to renewable energy sources, and building local renewable electricity generation.
By developing local clean energy resources, Community Choice programs can spur local economic development in the community, provide family-supporting union clean energy jobs, offer competitive electric utility bills and price stability, reduce pollution, and provide other community benefits.
Now is the Time
Alameda County is moving forward to establish a Community Choice energy program, and has expressed a commitment to prioritizing the community benefits mentioned above and to including community representatives in the governance of the program.
The East Bay Clean Power Alliance is reaching out to community organizations to make sure that community benefits and community involvement are at the heart of the East Bay Community Choice program. In this way, we hope to promote the equitable development and democratization of local renewable energy resources. This is how we can address climate change and build sustainable and resilient communities.
Alameda County Community Choice
The Importance of EBCE’s Local Development Business Plan, October 2017
Getting to 100% Renewables, September 2017
Press Release: Rally Against Legislative Sneak Attacks, September 2017
Public Banks Power Local Renewables, September 2017
Talking points on Community Advisory Committee for JPA Board Meeting, April 2017
Community Advisory Proposal, January 2017
Press Release on first JPA Board Meeting of East Bay Community Energy, January 2017
Talking points for the first JPA Board Meeting of East Bay Community Energy, January 2017
Proposed Advisory Committee Criteria and Selection Process, January 2017
GreenBiz Article on Alameda County Victory, October 2016
Press Release on Alameda County Victory, October 2016
Joint Powers Authority Agreement, as of October 2016
Labor-Community Unity Proposal, September 2016
Put Our Communities in Community Choice Sign-on Letter, September 2016
How to Meet Four Challenges in Building Out Local Renewable Energy Resources, September 2016
Community Choice and Union Jobs, August 2016
The Case for Community Representation on the JPA Governing Board, June 2016
Response to Feasibility Study, May 2016
Community Choice One-pager, May 2016
JPA Proposals, East Bay Clean Power Alliance, April 2016
Glossary of Community Choice Energy and Other Terms, February 2016
Program Vision: East Bay Community Energy, December 2015
Recommendations Regarding Feasibility Study RFP, June 2015
Oakland City Council Resolution, June 2015
Promoting a Labor-Friendly Community Choice Energy Program, March 2015
East Bay Clean Power Alliance: Community Choice Program Goals, December 2014
Letter to Supes re Community Involvement, November 2014
Letter of Support to Board of Supes, May 2014
East Bay Community Choice Energy: From Concept to Implementation, February 2014
Campaign Technical Backgrounders
Oakland Community Choice 2020 Development Plan
Lower Electricity Bills Possible With Community Choice
Learn about the campaign and learn how you can help by coming to a meeting of the campaign organizing committee.
What: East Bay Clean Power Alliance general meeting
When: 12:30pm, Thursday, December 1, 2016,
Where: Sierra Club Bay Chapter office, 2530 San Pablo Ave # I, Berkeley, CA
RSVP: Jessica Tovar (firstname.lastname@example.org)