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Contribute now to Local Clean Energy Alliance's crucial resilience and energy democracy organizing work in 2021.

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A Resilient LCEA for Energy Resilient Communities

California's Energy Jeopardy! 😱

Power shutoffs and blackouts have become parts of our lives in the last two years, especially in California. If you have started seeing more ads by PG&E—the monopoly investor-owned utility in Northern California—about their so-called “Public Safety” Power Shut-offs (PSPS), you’re not alone. Their response to a crisis is to create more crises by shutting off people’s power and proudly advertising it as a public safety measure. If anything jeopardizes public safety, it is leaving our energy future in the hands of PG&E.

The Antidote? 😌

Since it was established more than 12 years ago, Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) has been advocating for a decentralized and democratized energy system. LCEA’s response to the climate crisis is to promote equitable local renewable energy development: community-driven energy resilience. This means community-owned and controlled local clean energy, storage, and democratic energy decision-making. This is what we have been working on for many years thanks to your support.

Below are some of our achievements in 2020. Check out LCEA’s 2020 Highlights to learn more.

  • We defeated PG&E’s attempt to dump nuclear power on East Bay Community Energy, Alameda County’s public energy services provider—twice!
  • We worked with grassroots environmental justice allies, to launch and grow the Reclaim Our Power Campaign, a frontline community-led utility justice initiative to restructure California’s energy system to meet our needs for an equitable, sustainable energy future.
  • An LCEA statewide initiative, the California Alliance for Community Energy, published a position paper on Community-Driven Energy Resilience, part of our efforts to advance community-based microgrid deployment through the critical engagement of communities most at risk and most impacted by power shutoffs.
  • At its 2020 Strategic Convening this fall, the LCEA-incubated national Energy Democracy Project focused on two main initiatives: developing a Resource Hub, to connect organizations to existing energy democracy resources, and a Utility Justice Playbook, to strengthen organizing against private utilities.

What your support means

You probably have seen at least one of our emails and videos explaining LCEA’s plans for 2021 and why your support matters.

During our end-of-year fundraising campaign we will post one inspiring video each week about our work. Please watch all these videos. You can find them on our Youtube channel as they are released.

We have been advocating for community-driven energy resilience locally, statewide, and nationally, and your support means we can continue this groundbreaking work in 2021.

We are honored to count you among our growing network of supporters for building an equitable and democratic local clean energy economy in the Bay Area and beyond.

Please give generously.

Thank you very much for your support! Clean Power to the People!

The Local Clean Energy Alliance Team

Note: If you prefer to write us a check or money order payable to "Local Clean Energy Alliance," please mail it to:

Local Clean Energy Alliance

339 15th Street, Suite #208

Oakland, CA 94612