California establishes a path to an energy efficient future

The California Energy Commission (CEC) unanimously adopted energy-saving targets as mandated by the Clean Energy & Pollution Reduction Act (Senate Bill 350). The CEC report concludes that meeting the energy-savings target is well within the state’s grasp. Current and planned initiatives—such as advancing building energy codes and equipment efficiency standards as well as voluntary energy efficiency programs—are projected to fall just 4 percent short of the estimated target.

The report highlights specific actions required to bridge the remaining gap, such as better targeting agricultural and industrial savings, and improving compliance with California’s energy code through outreach and education.

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