The Power of Local Clean Energy Alliance in 2022 

The Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) team was very busy throughout last year fighting the bad, and advancing the good that is centered in energy equity and the needs of people. We were part of a fierce fight to defend local solar incentives in California, holding East Bay Community Energy accountable to the community they serve, fighting for an equitable path to home electrification, and working with young people to foster the next generation of energy democracy warriors. We need you; your action and your support to meet our fundraising goals to continue this fight.

Save California Local Solar Incentives - Oppose NEM 3.0 Proposal

(12/2022) On December 15th, Governor Newsom’s California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will likely vote on a utility-backed proposal that would effectively kill rooftop and community solar, while jeopardizing the state’s clean energy and environmental justice goals. You can learn more watching this short video:

Youth led Webinar: Energy Democracy in Puerto Rico and Richmond, California

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Discussion of the extractive, centralized energy systems in Puerto Rico and Richmond, California, and how communities have been affected.

Please join and support this youth led webinar hosted by our Rising Sun Youth Externs; AJ with the Local Clean Energy Alliance and Jayden with People Powered Solar. Learn more about the struggle for energy democracy in Puerto Rico and Richmond, California. 

Job Postings: ROP Operations Manager and Fundraiser

(11/2022) Reclaim Our Power (ROP) is currently in search of both an Operations Manager (20 hours/week) and a Fundraiser (10 hours/week). These can be either two separate part-time positions, or a single full-time position (30 hours/week) depending on relevant skills, time, and interest of applicants. Pay ranges from $30-$50/hour depending on experience. It is based in Oakland, though much of the work is remote.

ROP is looking looking for responses by 11/15.

EBCE Feels the Power of Community Voices

(10/2022) At the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Executive Committee meeting on Friday, October 28 at 12 Noon, agency staff will present a proposal entitled Health-E Communities Partnership. This $15 million dollar proposal is very different than an earlier proposal in May that would have given that amount to UCSF Benioff Chldren's Hospital. The current proposal clearly shows the impact of community pushback and aligns much more with the mission of the public energy agency. Thanks to all who have advocated for change, your input has made a difference!

Creating Resilient Communities: East Oakland Resiliency Hub Workshop

(10/2022) Local Clean Energy Organizers Nyah Tisdell and Jessica Tovar visited the youth group at Lions Creek Crossing. They led a workshop to emphasize the importance and benefits of having locally sourced energy supply environmental justice communities.

Everyone Under the Sun rally at the Capitol was a success

(10/2022) Update originally written by Solar Rights Alliance

Major thanks to so many organizations for making the October 11th Everyone Under the Sun rally a success. We counted a bit more than 1,000 attendees, a remarkable turnout for a hot day in the middle of the week in Sacramento.

REFOCUS Launched

On October 13th, the Energy Democracy Project launched its REFOCUS campaign (Reimagining Energy For Our Communities, US). This campaign invites organizers, activists and advocates of energy democracy from Alaska to Puerto Rico to connect to further collective aims of energy democracy and an end to the unreliable, dangerous, profit driven energy system.

Will East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Board members vote to build resilience in the community they claim to serve?

(09/2022) The Local Clean Energy Alliance urges you to pressure the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) board of directors to redirect the proposed $15 million of ratepayer funds into investments for our energy needs such as those in the local development business plan programs, instead of giving it away to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. EBCE was established as an energy service provider not a medical research agency.


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