LCEA Joins Global Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

In the midst of the violence we are witnessing in Gaza, the Local Clean Energy Alliance asks our supporters to please call your representatives and demand a ceasefire in Gaza, an end to additional military aid to Israel and the immediate entry of humanitarian relief to Gaza.


Due to the incredible turn out of clean energy and environmental justice advocates defending solar for renters, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) postponed the decision on virtual net energy metering (VNEM) for the second time! The new date of the CPUC decision is Thursday November 2nd starting at 11am


Over the summer the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed rules that will irreparably hurt the ability of schools, colleges, renters, multifamily property owners, condos, coops, small farmers, health centers - nearly everyone under the sun - to reduce their utility burden through rooftop solar known as virtual net energy metering (VNEM).

2023 Intern Highlight: People's Solar Energy Fund

Julienne Vinculado with People's Solar Energy Fund is a senior at Wake Forest University, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, along with minors in Environmental Science, Entrepreneurship, and Bioethics.

Upon graduation in May 2024, she plans to gain experience in environmental and sustainability entrepreneurship and research for a few years, exploring various opportunities in the field before applying to graduate programs in sustainability management.

Teaching at Castlemont High School

LCEA organizers Nyah and Elsa have been teaching 11th grade students at Castlemont High School in their Sustainable Urban Design Academy program. They are working with the students to better understand our energy system and why it is important to build energy resilience in our communities.

An invitation to breathe life into Al Weinrub's legacy

You are invited to breathe life into Al Weinrub’s legacy with the recent acquisition by the University of Massachusetts Libraries of Al's historical archive of fifty years of social movement documents: the Al Weinrub Justice Papers.
If you’d like to make a donation in Al's honor, we encourage contributing to the Al Weinrub Justice Fund to ensure that Al's legacy can continue to engage and inspire a national and international community.

Al Weinrub Celebration of Life on September 23

Please join us as we pay tribute to Al’s life and many accomplishments. 
Celebration of Life for Al Weinrub 1943-2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT
September 23, 2023
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Reception to follow at same location
If you plan to stay for the reception that follows, please RSVP here by Thursday, September 21, so we can estimate how many people to feed.

Clean Power to the People Workshops en Español

LCEA’s organizers Jessica Tovar and Nyah Tisdell have hosted a series of regional workshops in Spanish on utility debt relief and equitable clean energy resources for Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Energy Democracy story in YES Magazine

Read how “grassroots activists on the ground are building models of the kind of renewable, affordable, interconnected, community-governed energy systems needed for energy democracy” in this powerful story by Brooke Anderson.

2023 Extern Highlight: Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

"I recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Sports Management / Psychology.
I have been with Rising Sun Center for Opportunity for 4 summers as an Energy Specialist and I am most interested in joining and being a part of Local Clean Energy Alliance because I am deeply committed to fostering a greener economy.


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