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Winter 2013

 

Decision Approving 2013-2014 Energy Efficiency Programs And Budgets

On November 8, 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a portfolio of energy efficiency programs and budgets to be implemented in 2013 and 2014 by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company, and Southern California Edison Company (collectively, the utilities), as well as two regional energy networks (RENs) (San Francisco Bay Area Regional Energy Network and Southern California Regional Energy Network) and one community choice aggregator (CCA) (Marin Energy Authority). read more...

State Transfer Of Gas Public Purpose Program Funds Overturned

Senate Bill (SB) 87 was enacted during the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget process that authorized the transfer of "up to $155,000,000 from the Gas Consumption Surcharge Fund" (Fund) to the State's General Fund. (see the Fall 2011 Issue of CURRENTS) read more...

Energy Upgrade California San Diego Multi-Family Building Program

Low-income seniors living in the 198-unit Sorrento Tower high-rise community in Clairemont, one mile east San of Diego’s Mission Bay, are sitting comfortably in their new energy efficient building. They are the first to benefit from a new state program that makes energy upgrades to multi-family buildings with federal stimulus dollars and local government, utility and private sector support. read more...

Alliance Research Report: Blending Energy And Water Efficiency For Big Gains

A combined approach to water and energy efficiency offers big savings potential. The Alliance to Save Energy’s report, “Achieving Energy Efficiency in Water Supply & Wastewater Treatment Utilities through Watergy Strategies,” highlights its Watergy program while charting best practices. read more...

Retro-Commissioning Toolkit Available Soon

The California Sustainability Alliance has created a Retro-commissioning Toolkit to help local government staff develop and implement a municipal facility retro-commissioning (RCx) program. The RCx Toolkit complements existing portfolio management tools and utility management systems. read more...

USEPA’s Renewable Energy Siting Tool: Renewable Energy On Contaminated Lands In California

In partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), EPA has developed a Google Earth Map and data set that helps identify contaminated and degraded sites in California that are possible candidates for renewable energy development. read more...

Sonoma County Takes Steps Toward Community Choice Aggregation

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and Water Agency Board of Directors approved several actions to move forward with the development of a Community Choice Aggregation Program (Sonoma Clean Power) in Sonoma County. read more...

Upcoming Events

The following list of upcoming events may be of interested to you. read more...