Energy 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.
Because of our name, Greenlining is often mistaken for an environmental organization, and understandably so. I always tell people who ask that we’re not not an environmental organization – while our mission is economic development in communities of color, we… Continue reading
You may have been hearing a lot about rooftop solar lately. California is just nutty for solar power, with more than 3,500 megawatts installed across the state and more on its way. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, that’s… Continue reading
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,… Continue reading
Earlier this week I sang the praises of supplier diversity, as both a way of keeping quality up and prices low for the companies that actively practice it and as a huge potential driver of economic growth in communities… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
First they came for your right to vote. Now they’re coming for your heat and electricity – at least if you’re low-income. In the last few election cycles, we have heard of efforts to guard against “voter fraud.” Legislators and… Continue reading
This week the California Public Utilities Commission announced that in 2012, the companies under its watch spent $8.1 billion with businesses owned by people of color, women, and service-disabled veterans. Verizon, in its California business, did a whopping 50.44% of… Continue reading