Mayors of the 22 California cities competing in the CoolCalifornia Challenge, a contest to motivate and reward residents for reducing their carbon footprints and build more sustainable communities, are upping the stakes by producing videos rallying their residents to action.
BOSTON – January 15, 2016 – Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Judith Judson announced today at the New England International Auto Show that the Baker-Polito Administration is adding $2 million in funding to DOER’s electric vehicle (EV) rebate program.
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) rang in the New Year following a record-breaking month during which more than 5,900 new vehicle owners submitted applications. This submission level for December 2015 far exceeded the monthly average of about 4,200 new applications and beats the previous monthly high of 4,900 submissions set in March 2014.
Rebates are helping to rev up Massachusetts drivers to buy and lease electric vehicles (EVs) since they went into effect in June 2014. Nearly three-quarters of recent EV customers who participated in a survey indicated financial incentives were an important factor in their decision to go electric, according to data released by CSE for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
The California Energy Commission has awarded $4.5 million to CSE to develop workforce resources in disadvantaged communities to help improve the state’s energy efficiency in existing buildings.
The Energy Upgrade California team recognized the UCLA Sustainability Team at the UCLA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion on November 15. The UCLA Sustainability Team, led by Nurit Katz, the chief sustainability officer, has done an outstanding job of implementing sustainability in sports and recreation at UCLA. The game was dedicated to sustainability.
CSE staff are presenting topics that represent our role as leaders in sustainable energy market transformation at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference, Oct. 18-21, 2015, Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Our experts will be sharing:
Spotlight on unique ice thermal energy storage strategies
As the sizzling days of summer persist into the fall, business owners and property managers throughout Southern California continue seeking ways to reduce escalating electricity costs for air-conditioning and refrigeration while utilities struggle to meet the region’s increasing cooling demands.
California’s local government officials and solar energy contractors seeking details on progress made statewide by cities and counties to create ordinances for expedited solar installation permitting can now find up-to-date information online on the CSE website.
CSE has opened a Northeast regional office in Cambridge, Mass., to broaden its efforts to help government agencies, utilities, businesses and residents throughout the region plan and achieve higher sustainable energy and efficiency goals.