August 11, 2021: The Flipside Report!
The BDC, in partnership with Common Spark Consulting, is pleased to announce and release a new resource as part of California’s gas transition work - The Flipside Report: A White Paper on Targeted Geographic Electrification in California’s Gas Transition.
The Report provides a proposed framework for geographically-targeted electrification that prioritizes that state’s more vulnerable populations. The Flipside Report outlines considerations around alternative gas utility business models and cost recovery, rate structures to ensure affordability for both electrified and remaining gas customers, rent and displacement protections, and a just transition for the gas workforce. It also highlights the opportunities presented by targeted geographic trimming and electrification, including providing a unique opportunity to reverse the state’s historic disinvestment in low-income communities, Communities of Color, Indigenous communities, Environmental Justice communities, and other vulnerable populations across the state.
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.