On October 4th the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to form East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). East Bay Community Energy is the name for Alameda County’s Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. (More background on CCE below). The agreement the Supervisors voted forward specifically addresses workers’ rights and a “just transition” to a clean… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »