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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L.A. Offered $1.6 Million for Pioneering Low-Income Electric Carsharing Program

Pilot Program Offers Clean Transportation to Low-Income Communities to Help Cut Smog, Fight Climate Change, and Fulfill Mandate of SB 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) Michelle Kinman, Environment California Clean…
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Supplier Diversity Progress Stalls

Contracting with Latino-Owned Companies Plunges as Energy & Telecom Company Spending with Minority-Owned Firms Drops by $67 Million Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Contracting with minority-owned businesses by California energy and telecommunications…
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2015 Supplier Diversity Report Card: Total Spending Remains High, But Progress Has Stalled

Greenlining’s 2015 Supplier Diversity Report Card finds that contracting with minority-owned businesses by California energy and telecommunications companies dropped in 2014 and contracting with Latino-owned businesses plunged to its lowest level in the past five years. While the overall level…
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