In California, our coalition is committed to an equitable clean energy future.
We currently work to advance healthy, affordable energy solutions at state, regional, and city levels for millions of our neighbors and especially those who are underserved renters.
Our priority is to expand energy efficiency and renewable energy investment within our frontline communities already bearing the worst impacts of climate change, particularly in the Central Valley, Los Angeles, and disadvantaged communities.
Featured state resources
California's Cap-and-Trade-Funded Low-Income Weatherization Program Multifamily: Impact ReportReport
Plugging Into Savings: California's Huge Potential for Cost-Effective Energy Savings in Low-Income Multifamily HousingReport
California Department of Community Services and Development Multi-Family Energy Efficiency & Renewables Resource CenterWebsite
Non-Energy Benefits: Status, Findings, Next Steps, and Implications for Low Income Program Analyses in CaliforniaReport
The energy retrofit of Miramar Towers, affordable housing for the elderly and disabled in L.A., will save residents a total of $16,000 annually and reduce building operating costs by $42,000 annually, while lowering the city’s carbon emissions.
CPUC Envisions New Future for Low-Income Efficiency Program
The California Public Utilities Commission adopted major improvements for the future of its low-income energy efficiency program, incorporating an innovative multifamily whole-building model and encouraging deeper energy savings for low-income households.
Report: “A Green New Deal for Renters” Is Possible
A new report makes a strong case for Los Angeles leaders to reassess the city’s investments in energy efficiency programs to ensure they better serve affordable housing residents who remain deeply underserved by these services.
Utility Low-Income Efficiency Programs in Need of Upgrade
California’s Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program is designed to help low-income households save money on their monthly energy bills through no-cost weatherization services hasn’t been saving as much energy as it could be. Reform is needed.