CCSE to Lead Marketing Efforts
The California Public Utilities Commission ( CPUC) has selected CCSE as the implementer of a two-year statewide marketing, education and outreach program to promote energy efficiency, demand response and general energy education to residential and small business consumers beginning this summer.
CCSE Supports Hotel Energy System
The 1940s Hollywood-era Lafayette Hotel in San Diego was the scene of a celebration and switching on of a 40- kilowatt ClearEdge Power fuel cell system on May 9. During ceremonies, CCSE Managing Director Peter Hamilton presented the hotel's owners with $100,000 rebate check from the Self-Generation Incentive Program ( SGIP).
1st Report on Rooftop Solar Challenge
CCSE has issued the first report in a Department of Energy-sponsored study of streamlining processes and standards for rooftop solar energy installations in the Southern California region.
The study is part of the Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge, a DOE program aimed at stimulating adoption of solar energy by reducing barriers and lowering costs for residential and small commercial installations. The program comes under DOE's SunShot Initiative to make solar accessible and affordable nationwide.
Garden Chat – Celebrated author and leading environmentalist Bill Mckibben came to CCSE on Monday, May 14, for a tour and a garden-side chat with staff. Mckibben is well known for his books (Eaarth, The End of Nature) and, more recently, as the founder of 350.org, an international grassroots organization that works toward achieving a clean energy future. He was the keynote speaker that evening for the Keeling Lecture series at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Contractor Training – GETUP participant Richard Espinoza, Green Energy Champions (left), assists instructor Dan Perunko, California Building Performance Contractors Association, in demonstrating how to properly connect ductwork components during a recent training session.
Inside the ERC
Policy and Planning
Inside This Issue:
Did you know CCSE offers free, ongoing workshops on energy efficiency, solar energy, green building, transportation and climate change? Register now! Click on the links below or call (866) SDENERGY.
Greening Up Foreclosures
Energy Upgrade California Orientation Workshop
Home Performance 102 for Homeowners
Skip's Tips - Advanced Solar Thermal Workshop
Solar for Homeowners 1 - Getting Started
Incredible! Edible, Waterwise, and Beautiful
Sustainability in Business Makes Financial Sense –
Business leaders, managers and executives from any size and type of company should attend this event.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Beat the summer heat – Installing energy efficient windows can keep your home cooler and provide savings. The Department of Energy says replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows can save up to $465 a year in energy costs. Other measures include covering your windows with curtains or shades during the daytime and planting trees to shade your home.
CCSE Is Hiring
Current green job openings:
Green Job Seekers –
"Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale is create a new system."
-Bill Gates, chairman, Microsoft Corp.
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