Opinion: All Californians deserve cleaner, low-cost power

“Over the past decade, Californians have installed close to 6,700 megawatts of rooftop solar on resident-owned homes throughout the state. Unfortunately, as solar adoption and investment have increased, low-income residents — homeowners and renters — have been left behind. This disparity has demonstrated the need for incentive programs to establish equity as a priority from…

Why energy policy must include environmental justice

“At risk are our long-term efforts to create more renewable energy projects located directly in the very communities that have suffered years of pollution from fossil fuels. Many low-income communities and communities of color are still largely left behind in the transformation to a green grid. While regionalization would create opportunities to utilize more renewable…

Why energy policy must include environmental justice

“At risk are our long-term efforts to create more renewable energy projects located directly in the very communities that have suffered years of pollution from fossil fuels. Many low-income communities and communities of color are still largely left behind in the transformation to a green grid. While regionalization would create opportunities to utilize more renewable…

California announces solar programs for disadvantaged communities

“The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. First, the Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program, modeled after the existing Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program, will provide upfront financial incentives toward the installation of solar for…

CARB awards $10 million in cap-and-trade funding to help communities curb air pollution

“Furthering California’s effort to put billions of dollars of cap-and-trade auction proceeds to work improving quality of life, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) awarded $10 million in grants to help 25 community-groups and three Native American Tribes reduce air pollution in their neighborhoods. The grants will help communities identify areas with most harmful air…
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