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As we deploy more renewable generation, the electrical distribution grid is quickly becoming the cleanest source of power in the state. A few years ago, most policy folks thought it would be a stretch to have 50 percent of the electric supply from renewables by 2025. In reality, we are already way ahead of that…

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Is Energy Efficiency Dead In A Decarbonization Future?   Over the past 50 years, energy efficiency has played a critical role in California. The state’s aggressive efforts to reduce energy consumption, triggered by the oil crisis in the 1970s, has paid off. The results speak for themselves. Appliance standards, building codes, and efficiency rebate programs…

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Advocacy Update May 2020

California Energy Commission On May 8th, the California Energy Commission held its first decarbonization workshop. Usually, this would be an in-person meeting at the CEC. Due to the pandemic, however, the CEC held the meeting online. The goal of this and the upcoming decarbonization workshops is to gather information from stakeholders on the potential and barriers to…

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These are difficult times. While we all might hope that things can get back to “normal” soon, it’s likely that some things will change for good. Like a lot of businesses, contractors are suffering, as customers put off renovations and upgrades. If there’s a silver lining though, it might be that after spending weeks indoors,…

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