Resources

Presentation: Cost-Effectively Targeting EV Outreach and Incentives to “Rebate-Essential” Consumers

Presentation given at the 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS31) that characterizes consumers most influenced by supportive resources (e.g., incentives and outreach) to buy/lease an EV. It informs the targeting of resources at consumers who otherwise would not adopt.

  October 2018
 

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Reference Guide for Building Benchmarking

Step-by-step guide to get started benchmarking your building using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

  August 2018
 

Drive EverGreen 2.0 Incentive Program: Final Evaluation Report

Sonoma Clean Power, a community choice electricity provider in Northern California, contracted with the Center for Sustainable Energy to administer the second iteration of an incentive program (Drive EverGreen) that supports electric vehicle adoption in Sonoma County. This evaluation report summarizes Drive EverGreen 2.0, which ran from 8/8/2017 through 11/30/2017, including evaluation activities and recommendations to inform future programs.

  July 2018
 

Presentation: "Electric Vehicle Rebates: Exploring Indicators of Impact in Four States"

This presentation was delivered as part of a “Lighting Talk” at the EV Roadmap 11 Conference in Portland, Oregon. An exploration of the impact of four statewide rebate programs for clean-vehicle adoption: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP); Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV); Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR); and Drive Clean by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Outcomes include the profiles of rebate consumers, how the rebates influenced consumer behavior, and what the impacts are on the market of electric vehicles.

  June 2018
 

Update: "California’s Electric Vehicle Rebates: Exploring Impact"

A preliminary exploration of the impact of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), a statewide rebate program for clean-vehicle adoption. Outcomes include the rate at which rebated vehicles are replacing household vehicles, and the importance of the CVRP in making it possible for participants to acquire an electric vehicle.

  June 2018
 

Tailoring the Solar Permitting Process to Match Stakeholder Preferences

The Center for Sustainable Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar to share a new joint project aimed at systematically designing “mass customized” streamlined solar permitting practice combinations that suit different types of building departments, PV installers, and utilities while also reducing the uncertainty and delays associated with the full interconnection of rooftop PV systems.

  April 2018
 

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
 

City of San Diego Point Loma‐Hervey Branch Library ASHRAE Level II Audit Report

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‐Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II audit for the City of San Diego’s Point Loma‐Hervey Branch Public Library (PLH or PLH facility) as part of an Electric Program Investment Charge demonstration agreement (EPC‐15‐0851) developed in partnership with the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department and funded by the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission).

  January 2018
 

Event Network Case Study

In 2016, Event Network evaluated energy usage at its headquarters in San Diego to look for energy- and cost-saving opportunities even though the facility is LEED® Gold for Interior Design and Construction.

  November 2017
 

Understanding San Diego's Path to 100% Renewable Energy

Two years ago, San Diego took the national spotlight for its commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035. The city is now poised to make decisions that chart the path toward this bold goal. This summary examines how we got here and what you need to know to join the conversation about where we go next.

  August 2017
 

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