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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
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
The California Air Resources Board has released a draft of a cap and trade program that sets limits on CA's greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
According to a newly released study, California is set to significantly increase its solar power capacity for the rest of 2009 and through 2010. Such an increase in solar in the state is counter to global trends.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The California Energy Commission has unveiled a $90m Clean Energy Manufacturing Program to assist clean energy companies in the state.
Date: 02/25/2010
Type: News
Despite claims by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas that they exceeded energy savings goals, the Public Utilities Commission said the utilities reached just 70% of those goals on average.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved a five-year program where PG&E will install a number of mid-size solar photovoltaic arrays amounting to a total capacity of 500 megawatts.
Date: 04/23/2010
Type: News
Tags: CPUC, PG&E
New direct participation program, auction mechanisms could transform the state’s demand-side grid potential.
Date: 03/11/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
California’s goal of merging rooftop solar systems, smart inverters, behind-the-meter batteries, real-time energy management systems and other distributed energy resources with its utilities’ grid plans faces a major challenge before it even gets underway -- the data-sharing challenge.
Date: 05/19/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Oracle Chairman’s $50 Million Gift to the Institute and College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara Supports Technology Innovation and Advances the Frontiers of Energy Efficiency. Read the full press release here.
Date: 05/12/2012
Type: News

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