The Local Clean Energy Alliance is proud to announce the 3rd annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference, where we promote a clean energy economy as a powerful way to address the economic development, employment, and health needs of Bay Area communities.
"It has been some time since I have participated in a conference/meeting as relevant and as purposeful... I was completely amazed at the high level of enthusiasm and interest in clean energy, local power, environmental justice and empowerment of local communities."
Office of Senator Loni Hancock
Over the past year a number of initiatives have emerged that challenge the utility-scale central-station model of electricity development in favor of more decentralized generation. These range from Governor Brown's call for 12,000 MW of California distributed electricity generation by 2020, to efforts to promote "community solar" projects, to growing interest by many cities and counties in Community Choice energy programs, to greater advocacy by municipalities and regional governmental for reducing energy demand and generating local renewable energy. With few prospects for a national plan to reduce greenhouse gases, local communities are leading the way to equitable, clean energy solutions. The San Francisco Bay Area, with its strong grassroots advocacy organizations and many renewable energy initiatives, is in a unique position to provide local clean energy leadership.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com