Equity Through Energy: How the East Bay is becoming the heart of inclusive energy
East Bay Express
Despite pandemic woes and ruthless extreme weather events, from wildfires to droughts, the East Bay makes great strides in keeping communities resilient—in large part by spurring our districts to embrace clean technologies. Equally important, we have made significant progress in broadening access to these technologies and clean energy resources for more residents across the region.
At East Bay Community Energy—a local public power agency providing greener energy, low rates and local benefits—we think of this current era as one defined by “inclusive energy,” in which our community members are not just “ratepayers” but partners on this collective journey to a more sustainable future. Within our own agency’s DNA, our community members’ needs are deeply interconnected; when customers reach out to us, we’re there for them. At the same time, we proactively engage with customers to find ways to extend the value and benefits of renewables to some of the East Bay’s most sensitive, but traditionally overlooked, neighborhoods.
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