The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission are seeking applications from interested persons to serve on the Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (Advisory Group). Pursuant to Senate Bill 350 (De León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) (SB350), the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, requires that the CPUC and the Energy Commission: Establish an advisory group consisting of representatives from disadvantaged communities identified in Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code. The advisory group shall review and provide advice on programs proposed to achieve clean energy and pollution reduction and determine whether those proposed programs will be effective and useful in disadvantaged communities.
Staff expects the Advisory Group may meet as often as quarterly and will provide an annual report which lists the programs they have reviewed and their recommendations. Staff also expects that Advisory Group members will provide advice on programs as frequently as it deems appropriate.
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You can read the draft charter here. And submit comments until December 1st here.