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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
 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Characterizing Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Consumers Most Influenced by California's Electric Vehicle Rebate

California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for consumers who purchase eligible plug-in and fuel-cell electric vehicles. With evidence from a voluntary survey offered to all individual CVRP participants, this analysis used logistic regression to examine the relationship between consumer factors and the influence of CVRP on consumers’ acquisition decisions. Factors considered for inclusion encompassed transaction, household, and demographic characteristics, motivations for adopting plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and measures of experience with plug-in electric vehicles. This initial analysis examined a set of consumers who adopted plug-in hybrid electric vehicles between fall 2012 and spring 2015.

  March 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
 

Response of Center for Sustainable Energy® to the application of Southern California Edison Company (U 338-E) for Approval of its 2017 Transportation Electrification Proposals

Response to all programs: Education and Outreach (E&O) programs with statewide touchpoints will require statewide coordination; Further guidance regarding anonymous and aggregated data is warranted; Evaluate the use of a single, neutral, third party program ombudsman to facilitate TE activities; Prioritize TE investments that complement statewide transportation and infrastructure policy initiatives.

  March 2017
 

Response of Center for Sustainable Energy® to the application of Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Approval of its Senate Bill 350 Transportation Electrification Program

Response to all programs: Education and Outreach (E&O) programs with statewide touchpoints will require statewide coordination; Further guidance regarding anonymous and aggregated data is warranted; Evaluate the use of a single, neutral, third party program ombudsman to facilitate TE activities; Prioritize TE investments that complement statewide transportation and infrastructure policy initiatives.

  March 2017
 

Response of Center for Sustainable Energy® to the application of San Diego Gas & Electric Company (U902E) for approval of SB350 Transportation Electrification Proposals

Response to SDG&E’S Application include: Support for SDG&E’s Priority Review Project regarding SDG&E’s Standard Review Project, Support to leverage the existing Program Advisory, Council (PAC); Quarterly, not annual, reporting will be sufficient to evaluate program and project success; All proposed EVSE programs should have Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) functionality; Set 25% disadvantaged communities (DAC) benchmarks, and tailor goals to reflect SDG&E’s territory demographics.

  March 2017
 

Phasing Out the Use of Fossil Fuels for the Generation of Electricity

Carbon-free electricity is an irreplaceable element of any effort to achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This would be true if our use of electricity were never to change, but it is even more clearly the case when the overall strategy relies on electrifying most current uses of fossil fuel.

  March 2017
 

CSE's Response to the Draft Scoping Guidelines for the Transformative Climate Communities Program

CSE supports the Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) TCC Program and attests to the importance of energy planning and installing clean energy technologies in disadvantaged communities (DACs)

  March 2017
 

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

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

  February 2017
 

Online Experiment Findings: Message Effects on Energy Efficiency Choices among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Homeowners in California

This report presents results of online experiments conducted in fall 2016 to understand how various messages affect the likelihood of Hispanic and non-Hispanic homeowners to take action on home energy efficiency upgrades.

  February 2017
 

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