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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What California’s Landmark Climate Legislation Means for Communities of Color

Today Governor Brown signed into law the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, also known as SB 350. This landmark bill sets transformative targets and policies that will get California to 50 percent renewable energy, double statewide energy…
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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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2014 Supplier Diversity Report Card: Unexpected Achievements and Continuing Gaps

Greenlining strongly supports programs that encourage large companies to do business with minority small businesses. Our 2014 Supplier Diversity Report Card documents a record-setting year for the CPUC’s supplier diversity program, with $8.5 billion in contracts going to diverse businesses.…
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