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.
California’s local government officials and solar energy contractors seeking details on progress made statewide by cities and counties to create ordinances for expedited solar installation permitting can now find up-to-date information online on the CSE website.
CSE has opened a Northeast regional office in Cambridge, Mass., to broaden its efforts to help government agencies, utilities, businesses and residents throughout the region plan and achieve higher sustainable energy and efficiency goals.
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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.
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.
The California Energy Commission has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the CSE to lead development of an advanced management platform for integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging with utility-scale energy systems.
Promoting electric vehicles to reduce regional air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
Self-generation systems offer sizable utility cost savings
With high and rising electricity prices in San Diego County, many local businesses are turning to distributed energy generation to help lower utility costs while greening their facilities and reducing their carbon footprint.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced April 2 approval of $2 million funding for the second year of Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV), a program administered by CSE for the state’s Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Massachusetts has set a goal of 300,000 zero-emission vehicles or 15 percent of the projected registered vehicles in the state in 2025.