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On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal that would call for the state’s big three investor-owned utilities to obtain 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020.
Date: 06/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
TV and appliance standards, improved building codes, and utility programs are among some of the instruments California is using to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Article
Yesterday Attorney General Jerry Brown announced a completely new kind of renewable energy legislation, introduced by State Assembly member Nancy Skinner (D) – designed to add more renewable energy storage to the grid.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
Video from the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency highlighting advancements in energy efficiency and sustainable energy in the state.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Video
California lawmakers have passed a dozen ambitious environmental and energy bills setting high goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use, and creating new standards for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/04/2015
Type: News
Starting September 1st, owners of non-residential buildings in California of 50,000 square feet or greater will be required to release their building's energy usage when they sell their property.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
The California Public Utilities Commission approved a $3.1 billion energy efficiency budget for California utilities, the largest commitment ever made by a state to energy efficiency.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: News
The California Energy Commission voted unanimously to impose energy efficiency standards on televisions, making California the first state to do so.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission has given NREL approximately 3 million dollars to help stimulate their solar power infrastructure.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order dramatically ramping up this state’s already ambitious program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saying it was critical to address “an ever-growing threat” posed by global warming to the state’s economy and well-being.
Date: 04/29/2015
Type: News

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