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Environmental

Justice through
Implementation of
the Greenhouse
Gas Reduction
Fund
March 13, 2015
Colleen Callahan
Deputy Director

How do Revenues from Cap-and-Trade get to EJ


Communities?

Major CA GHG
Emissions
Cap-andTrade
Auction
Revenues
GHG Reduction
Fund
State Agencies
-Program
Investments in
3 Main
Categories

SB 535 (de Len) and AB 1532 (J. Perez)


SB 535:
Ensures a minimum of
25% of the investments
benefit disadvantaged
communities
Requires at least 10%
of the investments are
for projects located in
disadvantaged
communities
Directs CalEPA to
define disadvantaged
communities

AB 1532:
Establishes a process for the
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Mandates that moneys in the
GGRF be used to reduce GHGs
and maximize economic,
environmental, and public health
benefits

Estimated Investments to Benefit EJ


Communities
(2014-2015 Fiscal Year)

Cleaner Freight
Clean Energy

$100 Million
$75 Million

Affordable Housing Near Transit


Urban Forestry

$65 M.

$18 M.

Public Transit and Intercity Rail


$14 M.

What Investments should


Accomplish

Recommendations
Establish a performance management approach
Strategically adopt criteria and indicators to screen
and score investments
Guide project selection using metrics, thresholds
and community input
Advance data and methods for ex-ante and ex-post
assessments

Solar for Hardworking Low-Income Families


Homeowners in the Inland Empire:
Tyrone and Jerome Saxton, twin
brothers and retired U.S. Army
Reservists, in Jurupa Valley, CA.
Partners: GRID Alternatives,
Habitat for Humanity Riverside &
Wells Fargo Volunteers.
Impact: 2 solar systems; savings
of over $40,000 to homeowners;
over 126 tons GHGs eliminated,
equivalent to planting 3,000
trees; 20 community
volunteers/job trainees trained.

Energy Efficiency Providing Household Cost Savings and


Jobs
This job has changed my life
dramatically. Im able to support
my family and my newborn
baby.
- Jonathan Chavez, trained in the
IBEW Local 11 Utility Pre-Craft
Program to do energy efficiency
installations.

This program made a


big difference in my
familys lives.
I am no longer afraid of
the cold winter months.
- Leonard Scott of Sacramento,
referring to CSDs Low-Income
Weatherization Program, which
has weatherized 180,000

Greening Disadvantaged Communities and Creating Jobs

Broadway Blvd in South


Los Angeles: mile with no
trees, transformed with
120 trees.
Young adults from the LA
Conservation Corps go to
LACC's charter high
school and then work for
the tree planting program
until they graduate.
Businesses benefit, like
Franks.

Contact
Colleen Callahan
ccallahan@luskin.ucla.edu
310-267-5435
310-267-5435