Actions For Change
The Association of California Community and Energy Services (ACCES) comprise non-profit organizations, Community Action Agencies, and community-based organizations, which provide services to low income households throughout California.
Although climate change affects everyone, it has the potential to disproportionately impact low-income communities. In an effort to better the lives of low-income communities, ACCES members provide a variety of social service programs to California’s low-income communities aimed at decreasing California’s carbon foot-print and lowering the impact of high energy costs on working families.
ACCES is an active participant in state, regional, local and bi-national policy and planning arenas. Its members collectively monitor regulatory proceedings relative to: climate change, energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energy.
ACCES will promote development of renewable energy and policies that will expand markets and allow all Californians, specifically vulnerable populations, access to the green economy. To realize this goal for all low-income Californians ACCES supports policies aimed at achieving the following objectives: