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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Huge Boost for Diverse Businesses

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…
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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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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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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 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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