Diversity, Inclusion & Justice: Greenlining Institute Seeks Dialogue on New Strategies

New Framework Document Focuses on “4 Ws”; New Working Group Planned Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Today The Greenlining Institute released its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework: Reclaiming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…
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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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Big Data and Social Justice are on a Collision Course

Have you ever felt like you missed the boat on a huge opportunity? I do. A friend once told me to buy bitcoin when it was $80; now it’s almost $5,000 and my stomach clenches thinking about what could have…
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Law Enforcement Can’t Fix America’s Inner Cities

We hear a lot of talk these days about “inner cities.” During his campaign, our new president characterized them as “a disaster education-wise, job-wise, safety-wise, in every way possible,” and proposed ramping up policing as the catch-all solution. This ignores…
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Electric Buses and Trucks Can Deliver Opportunity in California by Cutting Poverty and Pollution

Heavy-duty vehicles are the single largest source of smog-forming pollution in California. Transportation emissions endanger public health and hurt low-income communities and communities of color the most because these communities are more likely to be located near busy roads, highways,…
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5 Steps for Electric Vehicle Equity

ICYMI (in case you missed it), last week we launched a comprehensive online toolkit, “Electric Vehicles for All: An Equity Toolkit,” aimed at helping advocates, public officials, and corporate executives throughout the nation bring electric vehicle benefits to communities most…
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