Our experts »
Bay Area, California
Energy Democracy Organizer, Local Clean Energy AllianceEnergy Democracy Organizer, Local Clean Energy Alliance
Jessica Guadalupe Tovar of Local Clean Energy Alliance, SF Bay Area, CA, grew up in housing projects near an industrial pollution corridor in East Los Angeles. The experience of cancer in her family led her to focus on preventing and reducing local industrial pollution and advocate for policies to protect vulnerable communities. In the Bay Area she helped shut down the PG&E Hunterspoint Power Plant in 2004 and successfully mobilized against a tar sands-dirty crude expansion of the Chevron Richmond oil refinery in 2010. She is currently a Roddenberry Fellow and organizes for “Clean Power to the People,” campaigning for local clean energy solutions through, Alameda County Community Choice energy program—East Bay Community Energy.