A California Public Utilities Commission proposed decision would have Southern California Edison devote $18.7 million to summer 2005 energy-efficiency programs to reduce peak demand. The proposed decision, by administrative law judge Steve Weissman, would deny Edison?s plan seeking $57 million in new expenditures but allow other funds to be used for this summer. ?We are encouraged by Edison?s proposal to meet a potentially tight supply situation with energy-efficiency measures,? states the proposed decision. If the decision is accepted by the commission at its May 5 meeting, Edison will be able to expand its instant rebates for house fans, pool pumps, and air conditioners. It will not be able to increase the rebates for freezer-only recycling but may redistribute the $4 million requested for that program to the instant rebate program.