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Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Summary Documentation of the Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey, 2013-2015 Edition

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s EV Consumer Survey (2013-2015 edition) collected data from 19,460 rebated consumers who purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015. This summary documentation describes the survey implementation process. It also provides tables summarizing the responses to each survey question that have been weighted to better represent 91,085 program participants during the survey administration period.

  June 2017
 

Evaluating the Connecticut Dealer Incentive for Electric Vehicle Sales

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program provides a consumer rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) and a dealer incentive of $300 for each rebated vehicle. The dealer incentive feature is unique among statewide EV rebate programs and has generated interest among EV market stakeholders nationwide. In 2016, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted a study to understand how the CHEAPR dealer incentive is distributed and used by dealerships, and to explore its effectiveness in promoting the development of the EV market.

  June 2017
 

Maximizing the Grid Benefits of Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage

Four financial signals can unlock the value of distributed energy storage systems

  June 2017
 

Distributed Generation Planning: A Case Study Comparison of California and New York Proceedings

This paper provides technical, market and policy context for distributed generation planning and compares the California and New York approaches. We find that while California’s Distribution Resources Plan (DRP) Proceeding has a comprehensive focus on technical grid impacts, New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Proceeding takes a more policy-driven approach to setting new market rules and operational practices. Together, these proceedings illustrate two pathways regulators can take to respond to and plan for increasing DER deployment.

  May 2017
 

San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard

The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard measures and benchmarks environmental and economic trends throughout the region tracking a central theme: Is our quality of life improving?

  May 2017
 

Drive EverGreen Electric Vehicle Incentive Pilot Program: Evaluation Report

Sonoma Clean Power, a community choice electricity provider in Northern California, contracted with the Center for Sustainable Energy to administer a pilot incentive program to support electric vehicle adoption in Sonoma County. The innovative pilot program combined elements of “group buy” and voucher programs to provide a point-of-sale incentive offered through participating dealerships. This evaluation report summarizes the incentive program, evaluation activities including a participant survey and interviews with participating dealers and OEMs, and recommendations to inform future programs.

  May 2017
 

Guide for Polystyrene Reduction Policies Infographic

In this infographic, the Equinox Project examines the environmental and economic impacts of polystyrene (foam) food container reduction policies to help guide local municipalities in this effort.

  April 2017
 

Recommendations for Reducing or Banning Foam Food Service Containers

In this report, the Equinox Project examines the environmental and economic impacts of polystyrene (foam) food container reduction policies to help guide local municipalities in this effort. The report focuses on California and West Coast activities, but the information and examples can be applied in any area.

  March 2017
 

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

Guide to help improving permit review and approval for small solar systems.

  February 2017
 

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings was supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Solar Energy Technologies Office) of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and numerous contributors. It promotes a vision of solar advocates and real estate advocates evolving together to make information about solar homes more accessible to home buyers and sellers.

  February 2017
 

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