Resources

Recommendations for Reducing or Banning Foam Food Service Containers

In this report, the Equinox Project examines the environmental and economic impacts of polystyrene (foam) food container reduction policies to help guide local municipalities in this effort. The report focuses on California and West Coast activities, but the information and examples can be applied in any area.

  March 2017
 

Phasing Out the Use of Fossil Fuels for the Generation of Electricity

Carbon-free electricity is an irreplaceable element of any effort to achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This would be true if our use of electricity were never to change, but it is even more clearly the case when the overall strategy relies on electrifying most current uses of fossil fuel.

  March 2017
 

CSE's Response to the Draft Scoping Guidelines for the Transformative Climate Communities Program

CSE supports the Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) TCC Program and attests to the importance of energy planning and installing clean energy technologies in disadvantaged communities (DACs)

  March 2017
 

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

Guide to help improving permit review and approval for small solar systems.

  February 2017
 

Online Experiment Findings: Message Effects on Energy Efficiency Choices among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Homeowners in California

This report presents results of online experiments conducted in fall 2016 to understand how various messages affect the likelihood of Hispanic and non-Hispanic homeowners to take action on home energy efficiency upgrades.

  February 2017
 

Survey Findings: Attitudes and Experiences with Home Improvement Projects among Hispanics and Non-Hispanics in Fresno and San Diego Counties

This report presents results of a survey conducted in summer 2016 to understand Hispanic and non-Hispanic homeowner perspectives about home improvement projects, energy efficiency, thermal comfort, hiring contractors, using financing and making major household decisions.

  February 2017
 

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings was supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Solar Energy Technologies Office) of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and numerous contributors. It promotes a vision of solar advocates and real estate advocates evolving together to make information about solar homes more accessible to home buyers and sellers.

  February 2017
 

The Price-Concentration Relationship in Early Residential Solar Third-Party Markets

As the residential PV market continues to grow, it prompts new questions about the nature of competition between solar installers and how this competition, or lack thereof, affects the prices consumers pay. It is often assumed that more competition leads to lower prices, but this is not universally true.

  February 2017
 

Comments to California Air Resources Board - Volkswagen's Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process

Response to the Public Workshop to Discuss Volkswagen’s Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process and Investment Areas and California Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Plan

  January 2017
 

CVRP Infographic: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Owners in California’s Disadvantaged Communities

The EV Consumer Survey reflects data from consumers who: purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015, received a rebate and responded to the voluntary EV Consumer Survey. This infographic includes a summary of consumers living within California’s disadvantaged communities, as defined by the CalEnviroScreen, and their vehicles, primary motivations for PEV acquisition, workplace charging, and household demographics.

  January 2017
 

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