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UC researchers from eight campuses and three national labs are conducting collaborative research to solve the state's most pressing issues.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 39. Roughly $550 million a year will be spent on improving the energy efficiency for public schools and government buildings.
Date: 12/03/2012
Type: Article
Executive Director Dan Colbert comments on the recently released article, "The California Experiment".
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: Blog
California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article
SunPower has partnered with the California School Boards Association to bring solar power to more than ninety schools across the state
Date: 08/21/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California will require utilities to pay consumers for generating more solar and wind power than they use and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities. The laws take effect Jan 1.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
Even as the state of California invests heavily in renewable energy technologies, state officials believe that the most greenhouse gas reductions will come from energy efficiency.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: News
Palo Alto, California has some of the cheapest solar in the United States. The price is 6.9 cents per kilowatt-hour for the 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Date: 07/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new report released, highlights the green economy that has emerged in California, partially attributed to the favorable policies towards energy efficiency.
Date: 12/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Economic Impact
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities

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