Mon, May 21

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1000 San Pablo Ave

Advocate for EBCE at City Council Meeting

We need you to add your voice advocating for EBCE Brilliant 100 default for Albany residents. Send an email or comment in person!

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Advocate for EBCE at City Council Meeting

Time & Location

May 21, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

1000 San Pablo Ave, 1000 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706, USA

About the event

Sustainability advocates in Albany want to unite in their support to East Bay Community Energy's (EBCE) Brilliant 100 option for residents. Let us know you that you'll show your support to City Council for this recommendation by RSVPing to this event.

The City Council will meet on Monday, May 21st to decide on the default plan for Albany residents. In order to accelerate our trailing carbon progress, we recommend that Albany adopt the default of Brilliant 100 for Albany residents, with an opt-down or opt-out option. Please support this position by taking at least one of the two actions:

1. Email City Council at citycouncil@albanyca.org with advocacy of this position in advance of the city council meeting.

2. Participate in public discussion at May 21 city council meeting by providing three minutes of commentary.

We recommend that you personalize your comments, but if it helps you can use the sample email or some of the talking points included at the bottom of this email to support your argument.

Sample Email:

Dear Albany City Council,

Thank you for your service to our community. I am an Albany resident and am writing in regards to the upcoming City Council decision about which East Bay Community Energy plan to choose as the default for Albany residents. I feel strongly that this is a great opportunity for Albany to reduce carbon emissions, and I support choosing the Brilliant 100 plan, offering 100% carbon-free electricity, as the default for Albany residents.

Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion on this important decision.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

Talking Points:

-EBCE can provide up to 100% clean energy to residents without their needing to change anything, upgrade anything, or spend more money. This 100% renewable default is the easiest way to support Albany residents’ wish to be more sustainable without any effort on their part.

-EBCE was created and is committed to developing local sustainable power generation options that will improve the local grid, provide local clean energy-related jobs, and improve the entire East Bay community’s carbon footprint. The more the residents of the region support and promote EBCE, the faster and more successful the entire community will be in moving to the long term eventual goal of net zero energy consumption and greenhouse gas production.

-As part of the climate action plan, Albany residents will need to shift all their home and transportation energy use from fossil fuel based (gasoline and natural gas) to sustainably generated electricity. By transitioning as an entire community now to an entity that focuses exclusively on clean energy, we will significantly promote and expedite this transition.

-PG&E is a regional monopoly that has invested billions in natural gas infrastructure, power plants, and fuel contracts. They are negatively motivated to make a rapid switch to clean electrical power for building heating, water heating, and transportation and are expending more on combating a shift away from natural gas than in phasing it out.

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