Resources

Community Solar in California: A Missed Opportunity

California lags behind many other states in efforts to embrace community solar through the programs of its regulated utilities. This is a missed opportunity on two fronts given that well-designed community solar programs can help make access to renewable energy more equitable and allow distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) to work better with the electricity grid.

  March 2018
 

Comments Addressing the Proposed Rulemaking for the Oregon Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

CSE submitted comments applauding Oregon’s leadership in launching an electric vehicle (EV) rebate program as a key component in the state’s plan to meet its zero-emission vehicle goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CSE’s comments are based on our experience administering statewide EV rebate program in four states: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

  March 2018
 

Fostering a Future for Multifamily Solar in Santa Monica, CA

The multifamily housing sector faces several specific barriers to solar adoption that require more specific tools and approaches to overcome

  February 2018
 

Response to CARB’s Public Workshop on Developing a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California’s Allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) is pleased to provide these comments in response to CARB’s Public Workshop on Developing a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California’s Allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

  February 2018
 

Recommendations for Energy Efficiency Programs to Better Serve Latino Households

This report was prepared by the Center for Sustainable Energy. It is a component of Grant #EPC-14-037, funded by the California Energy Commission, to explore the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California.

  February 2018
 

Creating Energy Efficiency Programs That Better Serve Hispanic Households

This webinar presents the results of two pioneering California Energy Commission-funded research studies that explore social, cultural and behavioral factors that affect Hispanic household energy use and home improvement decisions-with the goal of helping energy efficiency programs better serve this important audience.

  January 2018
 

Best Practices for Auditors and Raters: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  January 2018
 

Best Practices for Contractors: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  January 2018
 

Best Practices for Program Administrators: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  January 2018
 

City of San Diego Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library ASHRAE Level II Audit Report

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted an American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II audit for the City of San Diego’s Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Branch Library (SML or SML facility).

  January 2018
 

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