Environmental Equity

Environmental Equity focuses on the emerging green economy in order to make sure that communities of color not only have a clean environment, but also benefit from the economic opportunities made possible by environmental efforts.

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California Okays New Electric Vehicle Charging Projects to Boost Access in Low-Income Communities

$43 Million in Smaller Projects Part of Larger Push to Grow EV Access Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Today the California Public Utilities Commission approved 15 proposals to expand electric vehicle…
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Carbon Revenues Spike: What’s Next for Climate Investments?

Let’s talk carbon policy and equity outcomes for low income Californians and communities of color.  This November, the fourth quarterly carbon market auction of 2017 sold out of carbon allowances, with allowances going for the highest prices in the system’s…
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Clean Tech Innovations for Good

What if venture capitalists prioritized funding a new technology not only for its return on investment, but also based on its potential to positively impact people and communities? The Greenlining Institute has been working as a CalSEED partner for the…
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Climate Resilience: We Can Protect California’s Vulnerable Populations from Extreme Weather

Does the term climate resilience seem unfamiliar? Consider this: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, devastating floods in South Asia, and the California wildfires.  What do these events have in common? For starters, they all happened during the time I’ve been…
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Greenlining’s Comments to the California Energy Commission on the 2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

The Greenlining Institute serves on the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program advisory committee at the California Energy Commission. We followed up our participation in the Advisory Committee Meeting and Public Workshop by filing public comment regarding the Commission’s 2018-2019 Investment…
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