Reply Comments of Greenlining on Successor Tariffs

As California customers continue to deploy rooftop solar at record-breaking rates, the CPUC is evaluating the rates at which customers will get paid for the power they generate. As required by AB 327, which Greenlining helped to negotiate, the Commission must consider specific alternative programs or tariffs that will allow more customers in disadvantaged communities to go solar.  Greenlining commented extensively on how disadvantaged communities should be defined, and on the various proposals submitted by other parties for ways to promote solar growth in disadvantaged communities.

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Opening Comments of Greenlining on Successor Tariffs

As California customers continue to deploy rooftop solar at record-breaking rates, the CPUC is evaluating the rates at which customers will get paid for the power they generate. As required by AB 327, which Greenlining helped to negotiate, the Commission must consider specific alternative programs or tariffs that will allow more customers in disadvantaged communities to go solar.  Greenlining commented extensively on how disadvantaged communities should be defined, and on the various proposals submitted by other parties for ways to promote solar growth in disadvantaged communities.

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Comments of Greenlining on Final Interagency Diversity Standards in Financial Sector

The Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion are charged with creating standards on workforce and supplier diversity for nearly 70,000 financial institutions in the private sector. Disappointed with their final standards, published in June 2015, Greenlining submitted a final response detailing how the OMWIs’ can improve these regulations moving forward.

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Greenlining’s Testimony to the California Public Utilities Commission Opposing Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

Greenlining’s Stephanie Chen urged the CPUC to deny the proposed merger, telling commissioners that it would consolidate virtually all broadband service in the state, and a significant majority of our video service, with one company that has a very poor track record for all aspects of service.

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Letter to the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Regarding Attempts to Buy Public Support for the CIT/OneWest Bank Merger

Greenlining wrote to federal regulators requesting an investigation of evidence that OneWest Bank used its philanthropic support to influence public testimony regarding its attempt to merge with CIT Group.

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Comments of Greenlining and Consumers Union on Proposed Decision in Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

These comments explain why the Commission should not approve the Comcast-Time Warner Cable transaction.  The Commission’s Proposed Decision correctly finds that the merger would cause severe harms to consumers and the public interest. However, the Commission’s proposed conditions are insufficient to outweigh those harms.  Accordingly, the Commission should deny the merger.

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Greenlining’s Comments Regarding the CIT/OneWest Bank Merger

Greenlining’s Economic Equity team addressed a hearing called by federal bank regulators regarding the proposed merger of CIT and OneWest Bank, explaining why the proposed merger would harm communities of color and low-income consumers.

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Greenlining’s Testimony to the California Public Utilities Commission Regarding the Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Merger

The California Public Utilities Commission, in the final stages of its review of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, held an All-Party Meeting on February 25, 2015. Four of the five Commissioners attended, and heard from all of the active parties to the Commission’s review proceeding. Members of the public also spoke, many of whom represented organizations that receive support from Comcast. Greenlining testified that the merger should be denied, because it would create irreparable harms for which there is simply no cure.

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