UPDATE: Berkeley Approves Joining East Bay Community Energy – Community Choice Energy Program Set to Roll Out Fall 2017

UPDATE: Berkeley Approves Joining East Bay Community Energy - Community Choice Energy Program Set to Roll Out Fall 2017
The Berkeley City Council approved joining East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) on Tuesday, November 1st! Goals for the Alameda County program include: EBCE will launch in cities throughout Alameda in Fall 2017. EBCE will be a community-governed power supplier, committed to providing electricity generated from a high percentage of renewable sources such as solar, wind… Read more »

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2
UPDATE: Advocates of Community Choice Energy were surprised to learn of an 11th hour decision to pull the discussion and vote from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd. Community Choice advocates are still encouraged to speak during public comment, even though the item is no longer on the agenda: 9:45 Read more »

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment
On Tuesday, May 10th, a Community Garden Zoning Amendment will come before the Berkeley City Council. The Ecology Center is urging the Council to vote “yes.” If you are a fan of community gardens and would like to see more of them, we encourage you to contact your Council Member to voice your support. The… Read more »

Urgent: Monday, 4/25/16 Call Out Gov. Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development

Urgent: Monday, 4/25/16 Call Out Gov. Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development
No Coal in Oakland is asking allies throughout the State to call, write, tweet, or fax Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, April 25. We are fighting a plan to transport up to 9.5 million tons per year of Utah coal through Oakland for export overseas. Last July at the Vatican, Gov. Brown said to the… Read more »

Spare the Air? Let’s Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air – Organizing Forum 4/21/16

Spare the Air? Let's Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air - Organizing Forum 4/21/16
The five Bay Area refineries are poised to start importing large amounts of oil from the Canadian tar sands. Why does this matter? Tar sands are a highly polluting fossil fuel that are dangerous to transport, process, and store. Converting crude oil derived from the tar sands, called bitumen, into useable fuel takes so much… Read more »