While the rest of the county is starting to develop a Green New Deal, in Alameda County we’ve already taken the first steps toward creating clean-energy solutions that build in economic and environmental justice. This “Green New Deal for the East Bay” is the Local Development Business Plan for Alameda County’s new energy provider, East Bay Community Energy. The plan provides a framework for building renewable energy resources (like wind and solar) within Alameda County while fostering local economic benefits such as job creation, customer cost-savings, and community resilience.
East Bay Community Energy has committed to developing and implementing this plan in partnership with the community — and many decisions still need to be made. So community participation is needed to make sure the Local Development Business Plan achieves its ambitious goals.
East Bay Community Energy’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will be having a special study session on the Early Actions for Local Development. Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance, the Sierra Club, and others at this study session to speak to the Community Advisory Committee about our priorities.
This will be both an opportunity to advocate for the pieces that most benefit our most vulnerable communities, including:
Community Innovation Grant
Community Net Energy Metering
Community Shared Solar
Now is the time to show the rest of the country what a green new deal looks like — how it can be done, who is at the table, and who sees the benefits – . But it will take your voices and your advocacy to make it happen for real.
Monday, April 1, 7 PM
TBA — If you RSVP you will be informed