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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.
Forum on sustainable energy solutions, jobs and public participation
Local government officials, energy industry leaders and clean energy advocates discussed ways to achieve greater adoption of sustainable energy technologies in the San Diego region during a day-long forum led by the Climate Action Campaign (CAC) and hosted by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) on Thursday, July 30.
Helping residents achieve sustainable solutions
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.
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.
CSE will work closely with KnGrid, a leader in vehicle-grid communications, to create a standardized platform that optimizes charging benefits for both grid operators and vehicle owners. It will be the first data platform to employ the international ISO/IEC 15118 standard for flexibly managing vehicle charging with data from the power grid.
Promoting electric vehicles to reduce regional air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected CSE to administer a new incentive program aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles state residents own. The program provides $885,000 in funding for the purchase or lease of eligible electric vehicles (EVs).
Homeowners and businesses interested in reducing their utility costs for heating water can now take advantage of significantly increased cash rebates for solar water heating systems from the California Solar Initiative – Thermal Program.
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is offering state and local public agencies serving disadvantaged communities newly increased rebates for purchasing eligible electric vehicles for their fleet operations. CSE, as administrators of the statewide project for the California Air Resources Board, is now accepting rebate applications funded by $2.8 million available from the state’s Low Carbon Transportation Investments.
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced today an award of $712,000 to the CSE for a project aimed at eliminating barriers to greater adoption of solar electric power systems at multiple tenant commercial properties and multifamily housing.
CSE's clean transportation team is pleased to announce the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ (Auto Alliance) new 50-state Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Sales Dashboard. Designed by CSE for the Auto Alliance, this new tool offers the latest state-level zero-emission vehicle sales numbers and trends, online and at your fingertips. Try it and watch as clean vehicle markets evolve across the U.S.
A new report demonstrates how battery storage combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would lead to significant electric bill savings for both property owners and residents of multifamily affordable rental housing in California.