Keep PG&E’s Nuclear out of Ava Community Energy - Update + Take Action

Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy or EBCE), the public electricity agency Community Choice program serving Alameda and San Joaquin Counties, is considering accepting PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear energy into its power mix.

Community Choice programs in California were created to give the public the power to choose where their electricity comes from and what kind of energy it is (under California Assembly Bill 117 in 2002). In East Bay–Alameda County, the community effort led by the East Bay Clean Power Alliance has advocated for local clean energy through Ava Community Energy, with an emphasis on affordability, creating clean energy jobs, community wealth, less remote transmission, and combating climate change. Equity has been at the center of this effort since the beginning.

Ava Community Energy staff has pursued adding PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear energy to our Community Choice program for years. The vote was delayed to the next Ava Community Energy board meeting on June 12 at 6:00pm. The answer is still the same every time... We don't need PG&E's nuclear energy in our clean energy program. The agency will post an agenda + other details here late Friday for the Ava Community Energy board meeting Wednesday June 12.
If you have not already signed the petition, please do so here:

If you are part of an organization or community group, we also have an organizational letter here.
We urge your organization to sign onto this by 3:00pm Wednesday June 12.

The Current Proposal Seeks to Undo a Previous Decision to Oppose PG&E’s Nuclear & Throws Low Income People Under the Bus

At the April 17, 2024 Ava Community Energy board meeting there was a discussion item to consider PG&E’s nuclear power and add it to Ava Community Energy’s Bright Choice – the energy tier competitively priced below PG&E’s rates. This is insulting to overburdened low-income customers and environmentally unjust.  We can have affordability and other community benefits by staying on track and implementing the Local Development Business Plan–Ava Community Energy’s own roadmap to clean energy investments.

Ava Community Energy has promised us the power to choose cleaner energy and local investments. Nuclear energy is a distraction and disinvestment from true renewable energy. We urge you to take action by upholding the decision from April 2020 by voting against accepting PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear energy in Ava Community Energy.

Help us urge Ava Community Energy board members to vote for Ava Community Energy’s "Scenario 0 – Do not accept nuclear!"

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For more details contact: Jessica Tovar at or 415-766-7766

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