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. 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.
CEJA is proud to have stood up for environmental and climate justice in the face of a cap and trade extension that leaves behind our communities. AB 398 is a big step backwards for California's climate policy and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us. Moving forward, we will need to ensure our state agencies use their full power to make AB 398 implementation as strong as possible.