California remains the nation’s guiding force with the most progressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and bold environmental justice policies.
Since the launch of property assessed clean energy (PACE) loans in 2008, some 150,000 California homeowners have used them to finance energy and water efficiency improvements and install solar electric systems, making payments through their property tax bills.
President Barack Obama details four reasons why he believes trends toward clean energy are “irreversible” and will overcome “near-term politics” in an article published January 9 in the policy forum of the journal Science titled, “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy
The Center for Sustainable Energy’s Hanna Grene, associate director of government affairs, weighs in on the role of clean energy as the fastest growing energy-related job market and the best pathway to affordable, secure, domestic energy generation despite headwinds from the Trump administration.
CCSE has filed a petition with the California Public Utilities Commission to modify the allocation of funds in the local California Solar Initiative (CSI) program budget to allow for continued funding of rebates for residential solar customers. The action would shift some funds in the nonresidential solar project budget to become available to homeowners.
Legislative actions in California are shaping the potential of energy storage to serve a greater role in future, as the state continues the transition to procuring more renewable energy from solar photovoltaic systems, according to Rebecca Feuerlicht, project manager of CSE’s Self-Generation Incentive Program.