Blockchain-based renewables and storage initiative in Los Angeles wins $9M state grant

Utility Dive: A report prepared for CEC in January 2019 underlined an issue that many disadvantaged communities in California face: While the state has made tremendous progress in upgrading its buildings to reduce emissions, it is more difficult to do so in poorer areas as residents often do not have the money or authority to complete retrofits themselves. Yet retrofitting buildings in disadvantaged communities could mean fewer residents are eventually displaced, according to the report.

There is often a lack of community engagement around clean energy projects, which means "only the most aware and knowledgeable residents have the availability of incentive programs 'on their radar,'" the report said.

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