Research Reports - Resources

Needs Assessment for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training in California

This report details the availability of safety and technical training in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for emergency personnel and transportation fleet staff in California and provides recommendations to improve it.

  December 2013
 

Plastic Bag Bans: Analysis of Economic and Environmental Impacts

Equinox Project presents this report in order to examine the potential environmental and economic impacts that a plastic bag ban could have in San Diego, in hopes that stakeholders will be armed with a realistic assessment.

  October 2013
 

Distributed Generation Solar in California Report

Framework for policy and regulatory oversight in the post-California Solar Initiative era.

  July 2013
 

Water Budget Billing In San Diego – Is It Worth It?

This paper explains water budget billing, its pros and cons, the history in the San Diego Region and recommendations for the future.

  July 2013
 

SEEDS Residential PV Market Characterization Presentation

Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) presentation on solar PV market growth, characteristics and motivations.

  June 2013
 

California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results

In an effort to better understand the dynamics of California’s growing plug-in electric vehicle market, CSE, in coordination with the Air Resources Board, conducted a survey of vehicle owners that explores vehicle satisfaction, driving behavior, use of charging infrastructure, motivations for vehicle purchase and household demographics.

  May 2013
 

Best Practices for Interconnection Processes for Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge

This report provides a summary of the best practices in the three major interconnection process categories among the local utilities in the Rooftop Solar Challenge team area.

  February 2013
 

Best Practices for Interconnection Standards for Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge

This report provides a summary of the best practices in the net energy metering standards and interconnection standards categories among the local utilities in the Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge team.

  February 2013
 

Best Practices for Permitting Processes for Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge

This report provides a summary of the best practices in the four major permitting process categories among the local jurisdictions in the Rooftop Solar Challenge team area

  February 2013
 

HVAC Permit Compliance Best Practices Report for Local Jurisdictions

Residential HVAC Permit Compliance Fact Sheet. CSE consulted with building department officials across Southern California to identify best practices for improving residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) permit compliance.

  January 2013
 

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