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Advocacy Update – July 2021

By Charley Cormany | July 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – July 2021
Advocacy Update - July 2021

California is leading the way to an all-electric future. The continual reduction in the cost of renewable electricity generation is making electricity the energy choice of the future.

Heat Pump Water Heaters – We Need to Get this Right

By Charley Cormany | July 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Heat Pump Water Heaters – We Need to Get this Right
How heat pump water heaters work

The state of California has passed some of the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction legislation in the county. To meet projected reductions outlined in these laws, California will need to wean itself from fossil fuels. Residential electrification efforts are in progress, and heat pump water heaters are a critical component. Heat pump water heaters are great, but there are some concerns. Check out some of the things we have learned about this new technology.

Advocacy Update – June 2021

By Charley Cormany | June 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – June 2021
Advocacy Update June 2021

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

Simple Ways to Save Water – and Energy Too

By Charley Cormany | June 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Simple Ways to Save Water – and Energy Too
Dripping faucet

California is yet again in the midst of a historic drought. Saving as much water as possible will be essential to make it through this parched summer. Read more for tips on saving water and energy.

Energy Efficiency Finally Gets the Credit it Deserves

By Charley Cormany | May 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Energy Efficiency Finally Gets the Credit it Deserves
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Home performance contractors have been selling deep energy retrofits for years. One of the critical selling tactics is concentrating on the Non-Energy Benefits (NEBs) of high-performance buildings. The real question is what are they? And will the state policymakers every recognize the true value of these non-energy related benefits of energy efficiency?

Advocacy Update – May 2021

By Charley Cormany | May 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – May 2021
Advocacy Update May 2021

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

Changing the Focus: From Saving Energy to Saving the Planet

By Charley Cormany | April 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Changing the Focus: From Saving Energy to Saving the Planet
Biden at climate summit

President Biden has already made it clear that combating climate change is a centerpiece of his administration’s agenda. Biden has reached an agreement with China and 40 other world leaders to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly over the next decade. Will this national focus on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions finally propel energy efficiency to the forefront?

Advocacy Update – April 2021

By Charley Cormany | April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – April 2021
Advocacy Update April 2021

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

Having Trouble Finding a Clean Energy Contractor? Efficiency First California is Making it Easier

By Charley Cormany | March 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Having Trouble Finding a Clean Energy Contractor? Efficiency First California is Making it Easier
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In the face of pandemic-related budget shortfalls, Efficiency First CA pivoted to keep staff working and created a tool that supports contractors in a new way. Read more to find out what went into the decision to develop and launch the all-new Clean Energy Connection.

Advocacy Update – March 2021

By Charley Cormany | March 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – March 2021
Advocacy Update March 2021

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.