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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 2020

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

Four Steps to a Clean Energy Future

By Charley Cormany | February 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Four Steps to a Clean Energy Future

Having the proper knowledge and guidelines to a clean future is crucial now, as we continually see the impacts fossil fuels make to our climate. There are many tools and efficient steps everyone can take to be a part of this important change. Find out more on how to help keep the progression going and keep our environment and our families healthy.

Advocacy Update – February 2021

By Charley Cormany | February 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – February 2021
Advocacy Update February 2021

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

The Biggest Barrier to Electrifying Buildings is not Technology

By Charley Cormany | January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on The Biggest Barrier to Electrifying Buildings is not Technology
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As California marches to an all-electric future, there will be challenges along the way. Market transformations require the coordination of multiple efforts. There are often significant barriers in policy or technology, which may be true in this case. There might be a bigger problem with going all-electric, and it is not related to technology.

Advocacy Update – January 2021

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

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

2020 Changed Everything – Including the Home Performance Industry

By Charley Cormany | December 22, 2020 | Comments Off on 2020 Changed Everything – Including the Home Performance Industry
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No matter who you are, you probably will never forget 2020. The pandemic has affected the whole planet, and the world has changed. Events we once only dreamed of or saw in science fiction movies are now part of the collective experience. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we still have a way to go.

There were good things for all of this year’s pain and hardship, especially for climate change awareness and energy policy. The question is, what does the future hold for the energy efficiency industry, and what can we do to prepare?

Advocacy Update – December 2020

By Charley Cormany | December 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update – December 2020
Advocacy Update December 2020

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

Why are Contractors Still Pushing Gas Furnaces?

By Charley Cormany | November 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Why are Contractors Still Pushing Gas Furnaces?
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California is blazing a path to all-electric homes. But replacing natural gas as our primary residential energy source will be a challenge. The real problem is shifting the perception of the market and encouraging large scale adoption. The technology to make this change exists today, so what is the real barrier to supporting all-electric homes?

Advocacy Update, November 2020

By Charley Cormany | November 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Advocacy Update, November 2020
Advocacy Update November 2020

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