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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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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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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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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