Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Cap-and-Invest: A review of policy, design and models and their applicability in Vermont

This report explores three North American cap-and-invest systems for reducing GHG emissions, with the goal of providing policy-makers with a better understanding of how cap-and-invest systems work,identifying lessons learned and outlining policy recommendations for creating an economy-wide cap-and-invest system for GHG emissions for Vermont.

  May, 2019
Bring EV Charging to Your Workplace

Join EV experts from Plug-In San Diego for a virtual presentation on bringing EV charging to your workplace. Our experts cover the basics of plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations, the value of installing infrastructure at commercial properties as well as best practices and resources for successful charging installation.

  Apr, 2019
Bring EV Charging to Your Multifamily Community

Join EV experts from Plug-In San Diego for a virtual presentation on bringing EV charging to apartment and condo communities. During the presentation, our expert covers the basics of plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations, the value of installing infrastructure at multi-unit dwellings as well as best practices and resources for successful charging installation.

  Apr, 2019
CALeVIP Northern California Incentive Project Prelaunch Webinar

Hear from the CALeVIP implementation team during this prelaunch webinar as they provide a project overview of the newest CALeVIP project launching in Humboldt, Shasta and Tehama counties.

  Apr, 2019
Electrifying Your Fleet Webinar Series: Welcome to Fleets

Learn about the benefits of fleet electrification and an overview of programs available for fleet electric vehicles (EVs). Our Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) fleet team will introduce the CVRP for Fleets rebate program and detail who qualifies, how to apply, and rebate amounts. A representative from the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will explain the processes for medium-to heavy-duty vehicle rebates and vouchers.

  Apr, 2019
CALeVIP Sacramento County Incentive Project Prelaunch Webinar

The Sacramento County Incentive Project is launching in April 2019 - are you ready to apply? Hear from the CALeVIP implementation team as they provide a project overview, address site and equipment eligibility and walk participants through the application process. Download the slide deck and watch the recording on YouTube.

  Mar, 2019
Solar for Businesses Webinar

Discover the fundamentals of solar electricity, water heating, storage and benchmarking for businesses. During the presentation, our experts will share valuable consumer awareness tips for determining the best solar technology for your commercial or multifamily property.

  Feb, 2019
Q1 2019 CSI-Thermal Public Forum

Hear from California Solar Initiative -Thermal Program Administrators (PAs) PG&E, SoCalGas and the Center for Sustainable Energy during the first public forum of 2019. During the presentation, the PAs provide program updates and field questions, feedback and suggestions for program improvements.

  Feb, 2019
Presentation: “CVRP Update, Electric Vehicle Adoption, and Select Analytical Highlights”

Presentation given at the San Diego Association of Governments’ Energy Working Group in San Diego, CA (January 24, 2019) that provided recent CVRP updates, including details about: Rebate Now; the current amount of funding available; and rebates for Public Fleets. The current market in California and San Diego was characterized, including: EVs sold and rebated; consumers rebated; and vehicle replacement.

  Jan, 2019
Presentation: “Exploratory Estimation of Greenhouse-Gas Emission Reductions from California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project”

Presentation given at the Transportation Resources Board’s 98th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. (January 16, 2019) that described a preliminary but more detailed picture the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s greenhouse-gas impacts. The analysis utilized project-specific data to through August 2018 (N=257,401 participants). Reductions attributable to rebated plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) over the first year of vehicle ownership were estimated to be approximately 713 thousand metric tons of CO2-equivalent, or an average of 2.58 tons per PHEV and 2.90 tons per BEV. Findings indicate that use of project-derived data can significantly enhance characterizations of the impact of incentive programs.

  Jan, 2019