Directs the PUC to adjust net energy metering requirements to account for housing (including housing occupied by CARE recipients) without solar electric generation subsidizing housing equipped with solar panels (typically occupied by higher income households).
Requires the PUC to create the California Connect Program, to ensure that high-speed broadband service is available to every household in the state at affordable rates; funding to come from a telephone surcharge.
Creates a Strategic Growth Council grant pilot program for eligible community-based organizations to provide a comprehensive suite of coordinated incentives and services to disadvantaged communities at the resident household level to provide economic savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and improve resiliency to the impacts of climate change.
Requires the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authorityto develop a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) default mitigation program.
Extends protections in the Consumer Legal Remedies Act to PACE transactions.
Makes numerous changes to the California Advanced Services Fund for broadband access.
Places a $10B bond on the November 2022 ballot to finance the Broadband for All program, also created by the bill.
Makes various changes to the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) broadband development program, including requiring that the surcharges in existing law continue until $330M is collected
Creates a grant program at HCD to fund broadband, digital literacy, and computer equipment in affordable housing.
Establishes the Climate Pollution Reduction in Homes Initiative, requiring the PUC to provide financial assistance to low-income households for the purchase of zero-carbon-emitting appliances and low-income weatherization projects to improve air quality and public health in low-income communities.