About Us

Accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy

Our clean energy future depends on a strong, low-carbon economy that provides abundant jobs and business opportunities, a high quality of life and a clean, healthy environment. To bring about such a future, each of us must make wise choices now.

The Center for Sustainable Energy™ (CSE) provides people with information, incentives and opportunities to help make these choices easier. We work with policy makers, public agencies, local governments, utilities, business and civic leaders and individuals to transform the energy marketplace and beyond.

Our impact

A nonprofit social enterprise, CSE has facilitated 44,000 energy projects for consumers, businesses and governments. Through our market outreach and technical and policy expertise over 130,000 people have been directly served by our programs and CSE has a well-established reputation as a point of statewide and regional coordination among utilities, end-users, industry, regulators and local governments. Today, our reach is expanding nationally.

What we do

CSE helps individuals, businesses/institutions and governments with planning, technical assistance, education and incentives in the areas of:

  • building performance
  • renewable energy, distributed generation and energy storage
  • clean transportation

CSE informs energy policy and programs with best practices learned from daily work and empowers people to make wise energy choices. We accomplish our mission through three main approaches:

  • Programs CSE manages a variety of energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean vehicle programs.
  • Policy – CSE supports our nation’s ambitious energy and climate goals by conducting research, educating policymakers and supporting the development of innovative policies and programs.
  • Education – CSE engages state and local government officials, utilities, industry partners, consumers, advocacy groups, youth and others to develop effective and far-reaching energy solutions.

Our people

We are experts in energy efficiency, climate science, economics, policy, building science, renewable energy, transportation planning, engineering, education and social marketing.

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San Diego (Headquarters)

9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Los Angeles

617 West 7th Street, Suite 305
Los Angeles, CA 90017


426 17th Street, Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612



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