Energy Loop Blog

Initial study shows third-party owned solar resale impacts are minimal

“Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale,” a headline in the Los Angeles Times warned on March 22, 2015, and went on to cast a long shadow over third-party owned (TPO) residential photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems.

CSE partners with the Sacramento River Cats

Sacramento River Cats fans will welcome a new addition to the Raley Field stadium when they show up for opening day in spring 2016: 472 solar photovoltaic modules producing an anticipated 247,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity each year. That’s equivalent to the annual power consumption of 23 American homes.

Best practices offer lessons for nation to achieve energy savings & goals

There’s no big surprise in Massachusetts earning the top spot for a fifth consecutive year in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard issued by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Simple, scalable solutions that work for consumers and communities

California is rethinking how we incentivize consumers to manage their energy use.

Adding more solar installations helps meet climate action plan

CSE commends the City of San Diego’s staff and elected officials for their efforts to make the region cleaner, greener and more efficient.

Gives low-income families greater opportunities to participate

As California’s 2015 legislative session came to a close earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed several bills to continue aggressive actions to significantly reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Importantly, this list included Assembly Bill 693 (Eggman), which created the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program.

Provides clean energy opportunities without 50% petroleum reductions

In the final days of the 2015 California legislative session, Senate Bill (SB) 350, the Golden State Standards Bill, which primarily sets a 50% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for the state’s electric utilities, became the center of great debate.

New rules lead the country in statewide benchmarking & transparency

In the late hours of the last day of the legislative session on Sept. 11, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 802, a critical energy efficiency bill.

A carbon-free rail system could “pull” California to clean energy goals

When Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 502 (Leno) into law on August 7, allowing the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to procure energy directly from eligible renewable energy providers, it not only supported BART's efforts to clean up and modernize its energy portfolio, but also set the stage for expanding transportation sustainability goals statewide.

Policies & technologies critical to the economics of sustainable energy

Recently, CSE and the Climate Action Campaign hosted a Clean Energy Forum for elected officials, senior government staff, industry leaders and community stakeholders to discuss pathways to a clean energy future in the San Diego region.

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