Policy & Regulatory

 
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CSE Supports Goal to Reduce Barriers to Microgrids

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill (SB) 1339 (Stern, 2018) that orders the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to examine the benefits of electrical microgrids and possibly develop a rate structure—otherwise known as a “tariff”—which can set the stage for a very promising future for greater microgrid integration into the state’s power grid.

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Understanding California’s New 100% Clean Energy Mandate

Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law yet another landmark climate policy, referred to as the “100% clean energy bill,” it’s time to celebrate – but not let our guard down.

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Solar Rebates for Multifamily Affordable Housing are Back

It’s an understatement to say CSE is proud to be a central part of the administrative partnership for California’s new Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program.

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CA Regulations are Hindering Microgrid Development

Historically, municipal and investor-owned utilities have primarily controlled electric services in the U.S. with consumers positioned at end points of complex, interconnected grid systems.

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How Microgrids Can Help Hawaii Achieve Grid Resiliency

The U.S. renewable energy industry is focused on Hawaii as the island state takes a pivotal position in advancing clean generation technologies, serving as a test bed of what other states might do as the nation moves rapidly toward more sustainable energy technologies.

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Californians Deserve Better Power Content Reporting

California legislation requires utilities and other retail electricity providers to disclose sources of the power supplied in their service areas. These fuel content laws were enacted to verify the claims of various retail providers about the mix of their power sources and to help consumers determine the potential environmental impacts of choosing one service over another.

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Seven Reasons to Like California’s New Rooftop Solar Mandate

The California Energy Commission’s recent decision to require rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on most new homes has engendered praise from some quarters and criticism from others.

Equinox Project: Life in San Diego Region Improving with Room to Grow
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Equinox Project: Life in San Diego Region Improving with Room to Grow

Quality of Life Dashboard rates status of regional sustainability issues

CSE’s Equinox Project has released the 2018 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard, which assesses top economic and environmental indicators to gauge the region’s progress toward sustainability.

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Community Solar in California: A Missed Opportunity

Although California far exceeds all other states in solar electric capacity, it’s falling short in efforts to support community solar programs that can make accessing solar more equitable and allow distributed solar systems to better support the electricity grid.

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San Diego Foundation Awards $40,000 to CSE’s Equinox Project

CSE has received a $40,000 grant from The San Diego Foundation to support the Equinox Project’s efforts to turn research into action to help local governments achieve a healthy environment and stronger economy.