With demand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and zero-emission vehicles growing at a record pace in California, the Air Resources Board announced March 28 a rebate waiting list up to a total of $5 million for Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) funds.
CCSE has met and exceeded the megawatt goal set by the California Public Utilities Commission for the residential California Solar Initiative (CSI) solar electric program in the SDG&E service territory and will soon exhaust the remaining rebate funds.
Rebates for home solar energy systems from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) are ending in the San Diego region after supplying some $54 million in support of more than 17,900 residential installations since the program’s inception in 2006.
The latest survey of California’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) drivers shows differences in primary purchase motivations from owners of one model to the next. The survey also shows increased satisfaction with public charging options and wider availability of workplace charging than in previous surveys.
CCSE is helping to create Tree San Diego, a new organization forming to advocate for community trees, as a spin-off from the Urban Forestry Advice and Technical Assistance Center and is seeking volunteers for its board of directors.
The California Energy Commission has awarded $1.6 million to a consortium of Southern California-based organizations led by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to establish a Southern California Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology.
Eliot and Ashley Metzger started researching energy efficiency programs before they even moved into their Scripps Ranch house. It turned out to be time well spent. During their first winter in the 1970-built home, the furnace cycled on multiple times each night and the bedrooms fluctuated between too cold and too hot.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) approved at a January 24 board of directors meeting a comprehensive document for readying the region for widespread use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) prepared by CCSE transportation staff, SANDAG and the San Diego Regional Electric Vehicle Infrastructure working group.
Workforce training for the home performance industry has been a mainstay of CCSE since 2012. Through the GETUP Energy Upgrade Internship Program, CCSE provides classroom and hands-on field training with the goal of providing the industry with trained entry-level professionals.
Jesse and Andrea Ibanez know a thing or two about houses. They are real estate agents with training in sustainable building practices and energy efficiency. So when Andrea developed a constant cough after moving into their house in Pacific Beach, they knew their living environment could be the cause.