Solar for All is just steps away to becoming law, but utility companies have sent in an army of powerful lobbyists to the Capitol to kill the bill. Don’t let them steal this victory for low-income communities. READ MORE
CEJA is proud to release our 2017 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment that provides an overview of how well environmental justice issues are being integrated or championed at state agencies, and where there are areas for improvement. Download our full report to learn how well state agencies develop, implement, and monitor policies that address environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color. Read More
In our new report, Advancing Environmental Justice in California: How CalEnviroScreen Plays a Critical Role, we discuss the importance of CalEnviroScreen 3.0: its purpose, the history of its development, and how it works to advance environmental justice at both the state and local levels. The report also clarifies common misunderstandings about the CalEnviroScreen, and how it should be used to not only direct important investments, but also to create environmental protections for areas most overburdened by pollution.
California’s newest solar program for low-income renters, the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program, will bring $1 billion in rooftop solar to low-income renters over 10 years. It is the nation’s biggest solar program for low-income renters in history and the first one to direct a majority of the savings created through use of solar energy directly back to the utility bills of renters.