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Employers and their employees are embracing electric vehicle (EV) charging

Employers who incorporate electric vehicle (EV) charging into their sustainability planning will not only provide a valuable benefit to employees, they can help boost workplace pride and accelerate the market growth of EVs.

Understanding supply-side factors in scaling up solar markets in the residential sector

In a study with colleagues from the University of Oxford and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) research analysts took a look at the market dynamics of third-party owned residential solar energy systems by investigating the effects of installer competition on prices.

CSE’s clean transportation team offers planning considerations for automaker’s distribution of funds through the Environmental Mitigation Trust and Electrify America to promote electric vehicles and deploy charging infrastructure

As part of Volkswagen’s $14.7 billion federal settlement for the use of illegal smog check defeat devices in its 2009-15 diesel cars, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) offers planning recommendations for states to consider when deciding how to allocate their portion of the funding based on recommendations submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) during the recent public comm

Long-term cost savings and readily available rebates add to value

In hotels, condos, apartments and dormitories, each shower, load of laundry and sink full of dishes adds to the property’s utility bills. Heating water is one of the highest operating costs for multitenant property owners.

Clean, renewable energy is California’s future

As an SDG&E customer and clean energy advocate, I was dismayed to read of the recent decision by the First District Court of Appeals to remove a key legal hurdle to building the Carlsbad Energy Center — a $2.2 billion dollar, 558-megawatt gas-fired power pla

Industries and jobs related to climate action targets primed to grow

It’s been a year since the city of San Diego approved its climate action plan (CAP) with the aim to create a cleaner, greener San Diego now and for years to come by eliminating half of the city’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generating all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035.

Energy Upgrade California commends campus transportation and events team

The UCLA Bruins basketball game on November 20, 2016, was not your usual basketball game. It was dedicated to sustainable transportation and the UCLA Transportation & Events Team.

Program helps entrepreneurs bring ideas to market more quickly

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has partnered with Cleantech San Diego and a number of other regional partners in launching the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster (SDREIC).

Campaign won over consumers one EV test drive at a time

Fun, fast and smart – those were among the top reactions expressed by electric vehicle (EV) test drivers at 27 ride-and-drive events held over the past two years in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the Experience Electric #TheBetterRide campaign managed by the Center for Sustainable Energy.

California Air Resources Board provides rebates for cleaner vehicles in public fleets

A California Air Resources Board (ARB) October 20 decision extended funding for increased electric vehicle (EV) incentives for public agency fleets in the state’s most pollution-burdened communities. The Public Fleet Pilot Project has already led to more than 1 million emissions-free miles driven within disadvantaged community ZIP codes.

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