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Title: Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference 2013
START DATE: Thursday October 17
TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Details:
California Endowment Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor Oakland CA
Event Type: Conference
The 4th Annual Conference of the Local Clean Energy Alliance

Thursday, October 17, 2013
California Endowment Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland CA

(Also by live video stream)

The Local Clean Energy Alliance thanks all of our Conference Sponsors!

The Local Clean Energy Alliance is proud to announce the fourth annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference, promoting local clean energy economies to ensure the economic development, employment, health, and resilience of Bay Area communities.


In recent years many initiatives have emerged to promote decentralized clean energy. These initiatives support energy efficiency (Regional Energy Networks), feed-in tariffs, shared renewables, intelligent grid architectures, and innovative financing and repayment mechanisms, to name a few.

“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.”

Pedro Rosado,
District Representative,
Office of Senator Loni Hancock

Governor Brown’s call for 12,000 megawatts of local renewable power in California by 2020 has garnered widespread support. However, there continue to be few programs at the state level for implementing a decentralized energy vision. Many communities are looking to local leadership in energy procurement as a driver for decentralized energy development and equitable, sustainable energy solutions.

At the heart of the matter is energy democracy: who controls energy development and for whose benefit. To democratize energy decisions, communities and grassroots organizations need to play an increasingly decisive role.

The San Francisco Bay Area, with its strong advocacy organizations and many renewable energy programs, has provided leadership for local clean energy development on many fronts, including the promotion of Community Choice energy.

The fourth annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference convenes advocates, policy makers, financiers, and entrepreneurs who support clean energy and healthy communities in the Bay Area. The conference focuses on finding solutions to the political and financial challenges of developing community-based energy resources and building sustainable, equitable, resilient communities.

• What’s at Stake for Bay Area Communities?
• Bay Area Energy Initiatives
• Overcoming Political and Financial Obstacles

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 17th, 2013 12:31 PM

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