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Response to Volkswagen's (VW’s) Supplement to the California ZEV Investment Plan, Cycle 1

CARB’S request for additional information builds on CARB’s previous direction, and seeks clarifications on key matters. CSE attests that approval of the VW Cycle 1 Plan is an appropriate action at this juncture, and supports the expeditious approval of these funds to begin the deployment of its programs and services.

  July 2017
 

Response to Volkswagen’s (VW’s) first 30‐month ZEV Investment Plan

CSE continues to applaud CARB’s leadership on VW settlement matters, as well as CARB's broader goals of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving air quality. CARB’s Guidance to VW Informing Their First 30‐Month ZEV Investment Plan is a testament to that leadership. CARB’s guidance provides concise, yet flexible, direction to inform VW’s Cycle 1 Plan.

  April 2017
 

Center for Sustainable Energy's Response to the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Guidelines

CSE widely supports the SGC’s AHSC Program and is pleased with the direction of the 2016-17 Draft AHSC Program Guidelines.

  April 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
 

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
 

Comments to California Air Resources Board - Volkswagen's Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process

Response to the Public Workshop to Discuss Volkswagen’s Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process and Investment Areas and California Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Plan

  January 2017
 

Response Regarding the Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Lessons Learned Workshops

CSE supports the efforts underway by the SGC through the AHSC Program, and appreciates the public engagement undertaken through the AHSC workshops. In this response, CSE attests to the importance of installing clean energy technologies as a tactic to support carbon emissions reductions in the AHSC program, a method to pursue the SGC’s sustainability objectives, and as a tool to support the continued alignment of the AHSC program with California’s deep GHG emissions reduction goals.

  December 2016
 

California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments on the Initial Proposal to Implement Building Energy Use

The Collaborative strongly supports AB 802 and the Energy Commission’s development of implementing rules for a statewide, time‐certain benchmarking and transparency program. These comments build on the recommendations provided in public comments filed by the Collaborative on December 22, 2015 and April 14, 2016. In these comments, we: 1. Strongly support the draft regulations released on July 18, 2016; 2. Offer recommendations to streamline customer permissions and building owner data requests; 3. Comment on inclusion of condominium buildings and proposed disclosure metrics; and 4. Provide specific recommendations for education, outreach, and training starting in 2016.

  August 2016
 

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