ECC Quarterly Newsletter - October 2016
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ECC Partners with DOE on
Better Communities Alliance


Announced by the White House during Smart Cities Week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching the Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a groundbreaking collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress and leadership across the country.

Organizing For Community Change

ECC joined forces on September 15 with its Community Learning Partnership (CLP) project and with The Democracy Commitment to convene the nation’s leading organizing networks, progressive educators and foundations to design pathways into community change careers.  

Oakland Supervisors Green-Light Community Choice Energy Program

Community choice aggregation (CCA)  – a policy that allows cities and counties to pool residents’ and businesses’ demand for alternative, clean energy – has taken a significant step forward in the Bay Area. An October 4 vote by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors (BOS) gave the green light to create the East Bay Community Energy Program, which will provide homes and businesses with a cleaner and lower-cost mix of electricity services than is currently provided by Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The program is slated to launch in the fall of 2017.  


It's Time to Win the War for Democracy

ECC News & High-Road Updates

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