CEC’s 2015 Annual Report on the EPIC Program Now Available

Click here to view the 2015 EPIC Program Annual Report. Report Abstract:

The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning Continue reading

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5/10 Public Meeting: Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (EJAC) and Development of the 2030 Scoping Plan

As shared by the Air Resources Board: the AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (EJAC) will be meeting on May 10, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PDT) in Continue reading

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U.S. DOE and DOT Announce Collaboration to Support Smart Transportation Systems and Alternative Fuel Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a collaboration to accelerate research, development, demonstration, and Continue reading

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Opower Offers Powerful Demand Response Visual

Can’t “see” the power of demand response? Check out this great walkthrough of energy load visuals from Opower, and description of “load curve archetypes”: We plotted 812,000 energy usage curves on top of each other. This is the powerful insight we discovered. Continue reading

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Presentations Available from 4/25 CEC Workshop: Electric Vehicle Updates from Program Leads

As shared on the CEC’s website and earlier on this website, Lead Commissioner for Transportation of the California Energy Commission Janea A. Scott conducted a Continue reading

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Quick View: Stage 2 Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Meeting Schedule

Stage 2 Meetings of the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC, or EECC)

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Are Companies Responding to Calls for Green Purchasing? Findings in the First Impact Report from The Sustainability Consortium

Many local governments are committing to green or energy-efficient purchasing policies. How do we measure green consumer goods and inform these policies? With analysis Continue reading

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The Latest Global Climate News: Post COP21 Check In, COP22 Plans, and 800 of the Largest Businesses Support a Legally-Binding Carbon Agreement

Earth Day last Friday brought momentous post-COP21 activity, with the signing of the December 2015 Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change and limit global temperature rise by more than 150 countries at the United Nations in New York. Recaps of the event Continue reading

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Build It Green Presentation April 2016: Zero Net Energy and the Road Ahead

Starting at 3:07, Build It Green reviews the ZNE policy environment, ordinances local governments are considering, ways savings are calculated – and then introduces leaders Continue reading

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SoCal Gas Multifamily Building Solution Program Call (HOPPs) May 5th

Southern California Gas Company has shared the following opportunity to join a planning call for multifamily offerings under the High Opportunity Program or Projects (HOPPs):

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Correction Released in CPUC Staff White Paper on Energy Efficiency Baselines – Comments Deadline Extended

The CPUC’s Energy Division has just released a correction to its staff proposal on Energy Efficiency Baselines that was shared last week, with the following statement:

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ICMA 2015 Survey Findings: What Motivates and What Challenges Local Government Sustainability Planning

In honor of Earth Day last Friday, the ICMA has shared some key findings from their national 2015 Local Government Sustainability Practices Survey, including: Continue reading

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California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority Requests Comments on Financing Program Assessment Criteria, Due May 6th

The following has been shared from the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (“CAEATFA”), requesting written comments on Continue reading

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EDF and ACEEE: the Latest Best Practices for Programs to Reach Low-Income Communities and Lower the Energy Burden

There’s been lots of news lately highlighting the opportunity (and the need) for pairing energy efficiency investments with low-income and underserved communities. More was Continue reading

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CEC Alert to SCE 2016 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Trainings

In partnership with SCE, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has shared the following:

The 2016 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will be more stringent than prior Continue reading

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