ARB Public Workshops Beginning 8/9: Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP) Policy to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop to discuss updates to ARB’s Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP) Policy to benefit disadvantaged communities. A SEP is an environmentally beneficial Continue reading

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New EIA Web-Based Tool Tracks U.S. Hourly Electricity Demand, Supply, Grid Recovery

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched its Electric System Operating Data Tool. The web-based tool provides nearly real-time data, analysis, and visualizations of hourly, daily, and weekly electricity supply and demand on a national Continue reading

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Public CPUC Webinar 8/1: 2015 Upstream and Residential Downstream Lighting Research Plan

The 2015 Upstream and Residential Downstream Lighting Program Impact Evaluation Research Plan has been posted to the CPUC’s public document site for review and comment. Click here to view the document. Continue reading

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ARB Workshop 7/27: Chance for Input to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program

The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) invites you to provide additional input on the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program), as changes are considered to reflect new opportunities provided by Senate Continue reading

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CPUC Webinar 8/1 to Review Draft Behavioral Program Impact Evaluation Research Plan

The Draft Impact Evaluation Research Plan for the Program Administrators 2015 behavior programs (home energy and home utility reports) has been posted to the CPUC’s public document site for review and comment. Continue reading

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Report Reviews Solar + Storage Benefits for Critical Infrastructure

As part of the New York Solar Smart DG Hub-Resilient Solar Project, which is supported by the Department of Energy, NREL and CUNY released a new report analyzing the economics of resilient solar+storage for critical New York facilities, Continue reading

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Google Data Center Uses Artificial Intelligence to Save

In recent months, the Alphabet Inc. unit put a DeepMind AI system in control of parts of its data centers to reduce power consumption by manipulating computer servers and related equipment like cooling systems. It uses a similar technique to DeepMind Continue reading

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2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting Alterations Update: New energy code compliance option may reduce lighting controls requirements and project costs, effective immediately for all projects permitted before December 31, 2016

The California Energy Commission approved the use of an optional compliance pathway for use in non-residential lighting alterations that trigger Title 24, Part 6. This is in addition to the pre-existing two compliance pathways. This new option may Continue reading

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PACENation Webinar 7/26: “FHA’s PACE Guidance Explained”

Join PACENation on Tuesday, July 26th for the webinar “FHA’s PACE Guidance Explained,” to discuss HUD/FHA’s recent residential PACE guidance and the White House’s new initiative to broaden the scope of residential PACE. Panelists include: Continue reading

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From ILG: California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition

In recent history, highly visible prize competitions have spurred innovative approaches to some of the most difficult challenges facing mankind. Despite the many innovative efficiency measures now in place throughout the country, the United States wastes more Continue reading

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Free CalGreen Seminar Friday 7/22

This free four-hour course is designed for those interested in learning about the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). Cities across California are required to enforce the 2016 California Green Building Code on January 1, 2017.   Continue reading

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Former CPUC Chris Villarreal Discusses the Utility of Microgrids – and Local Policies to Support Them

In 2014, Chris Villarreal helped write the white paper, Microgrids: A Regulatory Perspective. As a regulatory analyst with the California Public Utilities Commission, he outlined the regulatory questions of microgrid development at a time when the state was Continue reading

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Build It Green Presentation of Updates to GreenPoint Rated Program Available – Public Input Accepted Until 7/31

Amy Dryden of Build It Green, spoke on July 14, about updates the GreenPoint Rated 7.0. Public input will be accepted through July 31, 2016. This presentation is available from Build It Green below. Submit comments and review code changes here: www.builditgreen.org/GreenPointRated_CodeUpdate. Continue reading

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California Pollution Control Financing Authority’s New Rules Keep Costs of Tax Exempt Bonds Low

As shared by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority: Last month the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), chaired by Treasurer John Chiang, took formal action to help large and small businesses in California keep costs low Continue reading

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New Federal Housing Administration PACE Guidance Released

This week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced clear guidance that will expand access to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other home resiliency projects for American homeowners. The guidance, signaled last August by President Continue reading

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