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Post date: Mar 31, 16

CSE's Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) will present a panel of experts exploring the growing market for energy storage technologies in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the San Francisco Main Public Library.

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Post date: Feb 01, 16
Admission to all events and live webcasts is free for government officials, financial experts, energy improvement contractors, real estate professionals and others throughout California

CSE’s Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) is kicking off a two-year tour of California to increase awareness of financing programs and options that support home and commercial energy improvement projects throughout the state in an effort to help stimulate clean energy adoption.

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Post date: Dec 07, 15

The California Energy Commission has awarded $4.5 million to CSE to develop workforce resources in disadvantaged communities to help improve the state’s energy efficiency in existing buildings. Funds for the four-year program are part of the commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) initiative to create new power grid solutions and foster energy sector innovations.

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Post date: Oct 12, 15

CSE staff are presenting topics that represent our role as leaders in sustainable energy market transformation at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference, Oct. 18-21, 2015, Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Our experts will be sharing:

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Post date: Oct 05, 15

Spotlight on unique ice thermal energy storage strategies

As the sizzling days of summer persist into the fall, business owners and property managers throughout Southern California continue seeking ways to reduce escalating electricity costs for air-conditioning and refrigeration while utilities struggle to meet the region’s increasing cooling demands.

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Post date: Jul 29, 15

Helping residents achieve sustainable solutions

The San Diego Foundation has granted $42,000 to the Center for Sustainable Energy for expanding a program that provides one-on-one home energy advising as part of the foundation’s “Building Regional Resilience” program that addresses climate issues in partnership with the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative.

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Post date: Jul 21, 15

Higher California Solar Initiative rebates provide a greater value proposition

Owners and managers of multitenant housing developments know that each resident’s shower, load of laundry and sink full of dishes adds to the cost of heating water on their property’s ever-increasing utility bills.

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Post date: Nov 14, 14

Time is running out on the availability of special Cool Comfort Financing interest rates as low as 2% for home heating and cooling upgrades. The interest rate buy-down, funded by the California Energy Commission, will end on December 31 but Cool Comfort will continue to offer financing at 4.99% for five years and 5.99% APR for ten years. 

In collaboration with CSE and The Energy Network, Matadors Community Credit Union offers eligible homeowners low-interest rate financing on high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.

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Post date: Nov 04, 14

Home buyers are increasingly seeking features that save energy and water in their next homes — a trend that reflects the growing desire for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Homes across California are starting to sprout solar photovoltaic panels and electric car chargers, as well as energy-efficient windows and water-conserving yards.

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Post date: Oct 29, 14

When a residential HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) replacement is made in California, it's often done without the required permits. Why? While the cost of a permit is a factor, the biggest hindrance is the time it typically takes to go through the permit process.

The Center for Sustainable Energy, with funding from the California Energy Commission, is working with building departments across Southern California to make the residential HVAC permit process less burdensome — for both contractors and building department staff.

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Financing of Energy Storage Systems Focus of San Francisco Event

CSE's Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) will present a panel of experts exploring the growing market for energy storage technologies in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the San Francisco Main Public Library.

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Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council Kicks Off California Tour in San Diego

Admission to all events and live webcasts is free for government officials, financial experts, energy improvement contractors, real estate professionals and others throughout California

CSE’s Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) is kicking off a two-year tour of California to increase awareness of financing programs and options that support home and commercial energy improvement projects throughout the state in an effort to help stimulate clean energy adoption.

Chuck Colgan's picture

$4.5M Award to Train Workforce & Increase Demand Response

The California Energy Commission has awarded $4.5 million to CSE to develop workforce resources in disadvantaged communities to help improve the state’s energy efficiency in existing buildings. Funds for the four-year program are part of the commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) initiative to create new power grid solutions and foster energy sector innovations.

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