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East Bay Green New Deal

Please join us for the fifth meeting of the Local Clean Energy Alliance's Book Club: East Bay Green New Deal!

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

About this event

We will be focusing on the Local Development Business Plan—East Bay's Own Local Green New Deal.

Main reading: Local Development Business Plan, section 2, pages 34-68

The meeting will be online from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The meeting link will be shared after you register.

The intention of the Local Clean Energy Alliance's book club is:

  • To learn about some of the clean energy concepts together;
  • To learn about the clean energy projects that have worked in other cities and discuss how to implement those projects locally;
  • To discuss what types of local projects can provide most benefits to our communities;
  • To mobilize ourselves to demand projects that will benefit our communities from East Bay Community Energy.

This is why everyone is welcome to join the discussion even if they don’t have time to read the text or they don’t understand some of the concepts.

For our fifth meeting, we'll cover Section 2: Supporting Resources, Policies and Strategies. In the LDBP, they are covered on pages 34-68.

Main Reading:

Local Development Business Plan (pages 34-68)

Complementary Reading:

Background Information:

LCEA’s ten-year community organizing and advocacy effort to create a Community Choice energy program* in the East Bay that could address the environmental, economic, and social justice needs of East Bay communities resulted in the establishment of East Bay Community Energy in 2017.

On July 18, 2018, the Board of East Bay Community Energy adopted—after a more than year-long effort by the LCEA to support and assure its completion—a groundbreaking plan for local clean energy development in the East Bay.

The Local Development Business Plan (LDBP), as it is called, is a roadmap for providing local clean energy benefits in the East Bay by investing in the development of local renewable energy resources. The Plan spells out actions and strategies for promoting local clean energy such as solar, wind, energy efficiency, and energy storage projects. These projects help address the environmental, economic, and social justice needs of the East Bay community.

* Community Choice energy enables cities and counties to choose where the electricity will come from for their homes and businesses. 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. The incumbent monopoly utility company (such as PG&E) continues to deliver electricity and service customers.