San Diego Gas & Electric has agreed to return nearly $52 million in ratepayer funds that were supposed to pay for the distribution of energy efficient light bulbs for customers in remote areas but instead were dumped, missing, or not stocked at small stores. The utility also agreed to pay a $5.5 million fine […]
Two days after dire climate warnings by the International Panel on Climate Change, the California Energy Commission adopts a long-awaited building energy efficiency codeupdate. It is a big step towards slashing 25% of the state’s carbon emissions produced largely by heating and cooling in buildings. Building decarbonization advocates continue to […]
The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a hard fought, cutting edge building energy efficiency code update Aug. 11, a key part being incentives for efficient electric water and space heat pumps in all new residential buildings and some nonresidential ones. The largest share of building energy is from heating systems, with gas-fired systems producing most of the carbon emissions
Saving a kilowatt has long been known to be the best kilowatt. Now an analysis by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of efficiency programs run by dozens of program administrators across 21 states shows just how much money was saved over nine years between 2010-2018.
After months of push me, pull you, the California Energy Commission is posed to adopt the latest update to the state’s building energy efficient code Aug. 11. Gas utility companies, clean air advocates and several other interests have been pushing hard for their preferred provisions in the new code.