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Clean, renewable energy is California’s future

As an SDG&E customer and clean energy advocate, I was dismayed to read of the recent decision by the First District Court of Appeals to remove a key legal hurdle to building the Carlsbad Energy Center — a $2.2 billion dollar, 558-megawatt gas-fired power pla

Industries and jobs related to climate action targets primed to grow

It’s been a year since the city of San Diego approved its climate action plan (CAP) with the aim to create a cleaner, greener San Diego now and for years to come by eliminating half of the city’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generating all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035.

Energy Upgrade California commends campus transportation and events team

The UCLA Bruins basketball game on November 20, 2016, was not your usual basketball game. It was dedicated to sustainable transportation and the UCLA Transportation & Events Team.

Program helps entrepreneurs bring ideas to market more quickly

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has partnered with Cleantech San Diego and a number of other regional partners in launching the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster (SDREIC).

Campaign won over consumers one EV test drive at a time

Fun, fast and smart – those were among the top reactions expressed by electric vehicle (EV) test drivers at 27 ride-and-drive events held over the past two years in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the Experience Electric #TheBetterRide campaign managed by the Center for Sustainable Energy.

California Air Resources Board provides rebates for cleaner vehicles in public fleets

A California Air Resources Board (ARB) October 20 decision extended funding for increased electric vehicle (EV) incentives for public agency fleets in the state’s most pollution-burdened communities. The Public Fleet Pilot Project has already led to more than 1 million emissions-free miles driven within disadvantaged community ZIP codes.

SB 1279 takes another step closer to ensuring a clean energy future

This legislative session, California further augmented policies to decarbonize all sectors of the economy and strengthen its path toward a clean energy future.

Two new bills amp up GHG reduction goals and air pollution control

Two California legislative bills that were passed during the 2015-16 session and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in early September will have lasting impacts on the state’s march toward lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and controlling air pollution.

Bill mandates further consumer protection and energy efficiency accounting

Co-author: Hanna Grene

California is a national leader in establishing building energy efficiency standards. In the area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), the state maintains aggressive performance codes and standards for equipment, including the permitting and inspection of all installations.

Businesses and energy utilities in New York, Massachusetts, Maine and California are reducing grid consumption and saving money

Presented at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Conference, Aug. 21-26, 2016 - View Presentation

Small thermal energy storage (TES) systems are opening a new frontier in electrical use and power grid management.

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