Resources

Center for Sustainable Energy's Response to the 2018 State Rail Plan (2018 Plan)

The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) is pleased to provide these comments in response to the 2018 State Rail Plan (2018 Plan).

  December 2017
 

Center for Sustainable Energy’s Response to Pre-Rulemaking Public Meeting to Discuss 2018 LCFS Preliminary Draft Regulatory Amendment Text

CSE provides comments in the following areas: I) General Comments on Transportation Electrification, II) Energy Economy Ratios (EERs), III) Renewable Electricity (EVs and Hydrogen), IV) Smart Charging and Smart Electrolysis, V) Crediting for Renewable Propane

  December 2017
 

CSE’s Response to the November 7, 2017 Meeting and Public Workshop discussing the 2018- 2019 Investment Plan Update for the ARFVTP

CSE has received ARFVTP funds for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) readiness planning and best practice implementation projects in the San Diego and San Joaquin Valley regions.

  November 2017
 

Response to CARB’s Public Workshop on Developing a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California’s Allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

CSE continues to praise CARB’s leadership on VW settlement matters, and is appreciative of this workshop’s transparent and public process. At this time, CSE provides comments in the following areas, consistent with CARB’s September 20, 2017 public workshop announcement.

  November 2017
 

IREC report - Access for All: Pathways to Expand Solar Options to Renters and Multifamily Households in the City of Seattle

Cities and States Can Bring Solar to More Multifamily Residents: New Guide Highlights Pathways

  October 2017
 

California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments on Revised Express Terms for AB 802 Benchmarking Program

The Collaborative strongly supports Assembly Bill (AB) 802 and the Energy Commission’s proposed regulations for a statewide, time-certain benchmarking and transparency program. These comments build upon the recommendations provided in public comments filed by the Collaborative on December 22, 2015; April 14, 2016; August 12, 2016; and April 10, 2017. In these comments, we: 1. Strongly support the proposed regulations posted to the 15-OIR-05 Docket Log September 14, 2017; 2. Offer recommendations for enriching implementation of the statewide benchmarking program; 3. Urge the Energy Commission to begin education and outreach for the statewide benchmarking program immediately; 4. Request clarification from the Energy Commission on certain portions of the proposed regulations.

  September 2017
 

Approaches to Achieving Zero Net Energy for Multifamily Housing

This webinar discuss the regulatory landscape and evolving ZNE definition, how to create a realistic ZNE capital improvement plan, which energy efficiency (EE) measures can be targeted first or phased in, as well as how the solar photovoltaic technology, in conjunction with the virtual net metering (VNEM) tariff, can provide a a pathway for reaching ZNE goals.

  September 2017
 

Field Research Findings: Home Energy Audits and Upgrades Among Hispanics in California’s Central Valley

This report was prepared by the Center for Sustainable Energy. It is a component of Grant #EPC-14-037, funded by the California Energy Commission, to explore the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California.

  September 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
 

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
 

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