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Groundbreaking building code, Summer 2022 grid, Diablo decommissioning deal

Two days after dire climate warnings by the International Panel on Climate Change, the California Energy Commission adopts a long-awaited building energy efficiency code update. 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 […]

August 12, 2021|

CEC Adopts 2022 Triennial Building Efficiency Code

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

August 11, 2021|

Diesel backup, Peninsula Clean Energy EV rebates

The California Energy Commission held an Aug. 10 hearing to get a status update on a proposed data center that seeks a permit exemption for its 96 MW diesel powered backup project. The Vantage Data Center project in the City of Santa Clara consists of 44 diesel systems each sized 2.27 MW. […]

August 10, 2021|
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