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Concerns Over California’s Prospects to Reach Its Zero Net Energy Goal

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits A number of leaders of industry associations and the NRDC together penned a letter to the Commissioners of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to voice their concerns over California’s prospects of meeting its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goal for new homes by 2020. […]

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4 New Bills in California Encourage Energy Storage Deployment

California accelerates energy storage deployment with new legislation Energy Storage News, September 28, 2016 California state legislature and governor Jerry Brown have signed into law four key new energy bills that are set to accelerate energy storage deployment in the Golden State. Bill AB 1637 follows up on the previous victory that storage experienced with recent Self […]

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Saving Water Saves Energy

There is a Water-Energy Nexus. But It’s Not What You Think. NRDC, August 12, 2016 Earlier this summer, researchers at UC-Davis confirmed what a lot of us already know—that saving water saves energy. The analysis from the UC-Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency found that California’s mandatory 25 percent reduction in urban water use, which was adopted in […]

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Calibrating California’s Energy Policies

Buildings must improve their energy use; here’s what that means for you CalMatters, April 30, 2016. Image credit: geralt Rows of newly minted model homes unspool across a verdant, rolling landscape in this sprawling master-planned community near Sacramento. Solar panels glint across 1,000 acres of rooftops. On a tidy cul-de-sac, a faux-grass lawn flanks the driveway […]

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Will Impact LA’s Energy Demands

LA Will Face Blackouts This Summer Due to Its Gigantic Natural Gas Leak Gizmodo, April 5. 2016. Image credit: tpsdave A coalition of agencies including the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power just released a report on how the Aliso Canyon leak is […]

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Southern California Edison’s Grid Edge Plan

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 23, 2016. Image credit: gr8effect California is a national leader in clean tech across the board, and the California Public Utilities Commission’s plans for grid modernization are getting only bolder. Increasing volumes of electric vehicles, full-size acquisitions of behind-the-meter batteries, new solar inverters, and other new grid widgets are all converging […]