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As We Lift All Boats: A Vision of Clean Technology Integration in the Transformative Climate Communities Program

By the end of 2017, California will embark on the firstof-its-kind Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program, which will accelerate catalytic, transformational change in some of the state’s most disadvantaged and polluted communities.

  September 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
 

Center for Sustainable Energy’s Response to the Transformative Climate Communities Program Draft Guidelines, Fourth Revision

CSE supports the direction of the Fourth Revision Draft Guidelines as well as the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) TCC Program initiatives. SGC has conducted a comprehensive and iterative process to arrive at these Fourth Revision Draft Guidelines, with appropriate depth, scope, and scale for this foundational document. SGC’s praiseworthy inclusion of clearer and more concise energy planning and clean energy technology elements will greatly strengthen the program’s capability to deliver a diverse array of benefits to TCC Program residents and communities. CSE encourages the expeditious approval of the guidelines to begin the deployment of actual programs and services.

  August 2017
 

How to Connect with a Solar Contractor

CSE recommends contacting and evaluating at least three contractors and their bids before selecting one to install your system. Consider the video tips and best practices.

  June 2017
 

Solar Panels & Inverters

PV panels can be evaluated by cost, efficiency and power capacity. Typically the higher the power rating and efficiency, the higher the panel cost.

  June 2017
 

What is Solar Electricity

The video explains how solar electricity is produced, where the energy flows, and the bill-crediting mechanism known as "Net Energy Metering".

  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
 

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
 

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
 

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

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

  February 2017
 

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