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Articles of Incorporation of Californians for Renewable Energy

I

The name of this corporation is Californians for Renewable Energy

II

This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.

The specific purposes of the corporation are:

1.                     To supply on a nonprofit basis professional legal assistance to planning, conservation groups, and neighborhood groups, in regards to new energy projects in the state of California

2.                     To engage on a nonprofit basis in research and information dissemination with respect to legal rights in a healthy environment by giving legal advice, appearing before administrative bodies, and enforcing environmental laws through court actions.

3.                     To employ legal counsel and associated staffing on a professional or contractual basis to carry out these purposes.

III

The name and address in the State of California of this corporationís initial agent for service of process is: Michael E. Boyd, 821 Lakeknoll Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

IV

This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying out propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including publishing or distribution of statements) in behalf of any candidate for public office. The corporations shall at all times carry on its functions in pursuance of its charitable and educational purposes hereunder in such a manner as shall be consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California and in particular, Rules 2-101 and 2-102 thereof, as the same may from time to time be amended.

V

The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established it tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Dated: 8/30/99††††††††††††††††††††††††    Michael E. Boyd

                                 (Signature of Incorporator)

 Acknowledgement letter from IRS of application for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status PDF format

 

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