Settlement Agreement to Deploy Charging Stations in PG&E Service Territory

PG&E, the Greenlining Institute, and a diverse coalition of groups proposed an agreement to the CPUC to deploy up to 7,500 charging stations for electric cars throughout northern and central California. The three year pilot program, branded, “Charge Smart and Save,” will have a budget cap of $160M.

To read the settlement, click here.

Call for Questions on Expanding Internet Access in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Over three dozen signers from a diverse group of national civil rights groups, technology policy advocates, media advocates, and community organizing groups sent a letter to moderators of the four upcoming debates, urging them to ask how the candidates will help more Americans have access to affordable high-speed Internet choices.

To read the letter, click here.

Public Comment Letter to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation Group

Greenlining joined advocates in writing a letter to the California Workforce Development Board and the WIOA Implementation Group conveying our public comment for the WIOA state plan. Our recommendations called for greater accountability and equity in the allocation of workforce development resources, particularly for boys and men of color.

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Letter to the Department of Managed Health Care from Advocates Concerning Blue Shield of California’s Acquisition of Care1st

Greenlining joined other advocates to push the Department of Managed Health Care to audit and stringently assess the terms of Blue Shield’s acquisition of Care1st. Due to the revocation of Blue Shield’s tax-exempt status in August 2014 by the Franchise Tax Board, this raised significant questions about the impact this transaction would have on consumers.

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NGO Response to Clean Tech Industry Letter Proposing Remedies for Volkswagen Diesel Violations

A coalition of groups wrote to the California Air Resources Board, noting that, among other things, a proposal from clean tech companies and investors does not address the real health impacts caused by non-compliant VW diesels, particularly to vulnerable communities near roadways, in a rapid time frame.

To read the letter, click here.

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.

To view the comments, click here.