Energy Equity

Energy Equity addresses the electric and gas services upon which homes and businesses depend, seeking to ensure that low-income ratepayers are protected and that race, language or income are never barriers to these essential services.

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Threat to Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Program Could Hurt California’s Resilient Future

Legislators this week started discussions to decide the fate of the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP), a program that brings energy efficiency and utility bill savings to low-income California families. The program, whose funding Gov. Brown proposed eliminating in his proposed…
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California Public Utilities Commission Approves Over $60 Million for Clean Energy Research Projects Benefiting Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a final decision Tuesday on funding its clean energy research program for 2018-2020. The Decision allocates $555,000,000 for EPIC – The Electric Program Investment Charge (don’t you love energy acronyms?). For the first time,…
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The CalSEED Initiative: Normalizing Social Equity in Clean Energy Innovation

For the past few months, Greenlining has participated in CalSEED, a grant program that funds creative and innovative clean energy ideas. CalCEF administers the 5-year program that offers innovators an opportunity to apply for early stage funding to support the…
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California Energy Policy and the American Dream

Let’s talk about upward mobility—the “American Dream,” if you will. As I understand it, the American Dream is the opportunity to attain prosperity—to live a life with dignity, not only free from the oppression of hunger, persecution, disease, and war,…
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Supplier Diversity is SEXY

  Today Greenlining released our annual Supplier Diversity Report Card, in which we grade California’s energy, telecom, cable, and water companies on how much of their goods and services they buy from businesses owned by people of color.  If this…
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