Energy Commission Adopts Targets for Energy Efficiency Savings

On November 8th, the California Energy Commission adopted targets to achieve the doubling of energy efficiency savings in electric and natural gas uses by 2030 as required by Senate Bill 350. Senate Bill 350 established new energy efficiency and renewable electricity targets to support California’s long-term climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40…

Joint Agency Workshop on Senate Bill 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Implementation

The California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss implementation of the Low-Income Barriers ‘Study, Part A: Overcoming Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Renewables for Low-income Customers and Small Business Contracting Opportunities in Disadvantaged. Communities. (“Barriers Study”). The Barriers Study was mandated by Senate Bill 350…

Joint Agency Workshop on Senate Bill 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Implementation

The California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss implementation of the Low-Income Barriers ‘Study, Part A: Overcoming Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Renewables for Low-income Customers and Small Business Contracting Opportunities in Disadvantaged. Communities. (“Barriers Study”). The Barriers Study was mandated by Senate Bill 350…

Save the date: July 6 CPUC EJ & DAC En Banc

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold an Environmental Justice and Disadvantaged Communities En Banc hearing on July 6, 2017. When: July 6, 2017, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available via webcast at www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc In order to advance the CPUC’s energy policies and programs, the CPUC…

CEC Workshop 9/13: Draft Details, SB 350 Barriers Study Presentation

The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to present the details of the draft “Senate Bill 350 Barriers Study” required by the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (De Leon, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015). This (more…)

CEC/CPUC/ARB Joint Workshop 8/23: Overview of Process to Update the 2030 Target Scoping Plan

California Energy Commission (CEC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Air Resources Board (ARB) are jointly hosting a public workshop on the Energy sector on August 23, 2016. This public workshop will provide an overview and (more…)

CEC Workshop 8/12: Barriers to Low-Income Communities Accessing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (To Include in SB 350 Barriers Study)

The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to gather input on barriers faced by low-income and disadvantaged communities to investing in energy efficiency and weatherization, installing solar photovoltaic and other renewable (more…)

CPUC White Paper on Energy Efficiency Baselines for EE Programming, AB 802 Implementation: Comments Due May 10th

CORRECTED PAPER AND UPDATED COMMENTS DEADLINES RELEASED BY THE CPUC 4/28: Please see here. Yesterday afternoon, the CPUC’s Energy Division released its staff proposal on Energy Efficiency Baselines, following the commitments made in October’s rolling portfolio CPUC (more…)

2016 State Policy Landscape: What it Means for the Sierra

The Government Affairs Director of the Sierra Business Council shares a high-level update on state legislative climate policy that are important to the Sierra. Key components include the Governor’s Proposed Budget’s allocation of $3.1 billion in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) dollars, implications of SB 350, and the Under 2 MOU proposal associated with the December…

Get Direct Information on Utility/PA 5-Year Program Planning from the EE Coordinating Committee

Along with launching a new website, the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (EE CC, authorized by CPUC Decision 15-10-028) has made it easier to stay informed on Committee and Subcommittee activities and plans: a Constant Contact list. Click here to sign up and stay informed on these very fast-paced and unique opportunities for stakeholder feedback. As…

CEC RFP: Technical Support For Increasing Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings to Support SB 350, AB 758, and AB 802 Implementation

Per the RFP, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking a “consultant team of qualified staff and subcontractors to provide technical support to the Energy Commission’s existing buildings programs for increasing energy efficiency in existing California buildings, to implement portions of energy efficiency strategies for existing buildings as directed by Assembly Bill 758 (Skinner, 2008),…
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