SFPUC gearing up to bring cleaner energy to 100,000+ SF customers this summer

“The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is gearing up to provide cleaner energy to more than 100,000 San Francisco residents and businesses this summer. It’s all part of the next large-scale customer enrollment for the City’s popular Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program called CleanPowerSF. SFPUC Commissioners voted today to give the City utility the authority to…

Interactive State Project Map

“Check out the new interactive project map developed to provide state and local leaders with a useful and convenient tool for finding information about state-led, WIP-funded projects and programs across the country. Click on each state to open a new webpage summarizing its State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) projects, recently published…

Zero net energy buildings reach new communities, promising savings and renewable energy

“In May 2017, Santa Clara, California, became the first city in the world to include ZNE requirements in its building code, requiring all new single-family residential construction to be ZNE. Cambridge, Massachusetts, plans to follow Santa Monica’s footsteps with goals to phase in ZNE in all new construction between 2020 and 2030 starting with commercial…

Why energy efficiency speeds renewables adoption

“To approach any 100 percent renewable energy scenario, improved energy efficiency is needed in both energy-supply sectors and energy-consumption sectors. More than 60 percent of energy produced in the United States in 2016 across all sectors was wasted. Driving the discussion about renewable energy is the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The 2015…

California now gets 30 percent of electric energy sales from renewable energy sources

“Advancing the use and availability of renewable energy is critical to achieving California’s ambitious climate change goals. Established by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. through an executive order, then codified through legislation, California has set ambitious requirements to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. To support these…

Goleta commits to 100% clean, renewable energy

The Goleta City Council this week unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity for all municipal facilities and community-wide electricity supply by 2030. Additionally, at least 50 percent of electricity use by municipal facilities must come from renewable sources by 2025. With its adoption of this resolution, Goleta joins…

Tool: State Energy Analysis

Created by the Georgetown Climate Center, this tool includes insights and data on each state’s electricity grid mix, renewable energy growth, and carbon emissions reductions. The tool also includes maps and profiles for each state and new features allow for comparisons between states. Click here to view the tool
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