Energy Efficiency
California Public Utilities Commission Approves 1,000 Megawatts in Renewable Contracts PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 14:23

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved more than 1,000 megawatts in renewable contracts – including two wind and three solar photovoltaic projects – between Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric and developers. BACC partner PG&E won approval for a 25-year power purchase agreement for a 78.2-megawatt project slated for private land in Solano County; SoCal Ed won approval for three 20-year power purchase agreements for three new solar PV projects totaling 711 megawatts in Kern and Los Angeles counties; and SDG&E won approval for an amended 20-year power purchase agreement for a wind project in Imperial County. Read more here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 14:48
UC Santa Cruz Racks up Awards for Energy-Saving Library Lighting System PDF Print Email
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Friday, 13 January 2012 14:40

The University of California, Santa Cruz, is being honored for a lighting project in its Science and Engineering Library that is projected to save $51,700 a year in energy costs. The project was named the "Wireless Innovation Project of the Year" by the EnOcean Alliance, a 250-member consortium of companies. In August, the college received the “Best Practice Lighting Award” at the 2011 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. UCSC officials say the school has a dozen more energy conservation projects slated for completion this year. Read more here.

Energy Commission Gives SMUD $227,000 for Energy Storage Project PDF Print Email
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Monday, 05 December 2011 14:14

The California Energy Commission has awarded the Sacramento Municipal Utility District $227,000 to help with a massive energy storage demonstration project that could be instrumental to supplying renewable energy to the state’s grid. The commission’s funding supplements a $2.46 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act award and an additional $2.46 million from SMUD. Read more here.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2011 20:01
Join us 11/16 - Catalyzing Commercial Energy Upgrades PDF Print Email
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Friday, 28 October 2011 20:46

Save the Date:

Catalyzing Commercial Energy Upgrades
Innovation in Finance and Data Transparency
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
8:30 am – 12:00 noon

San Jose City Hall, Wing Committee Rooms
200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA
Register here

Recent announcements and policy steps at local and state levels aim to advance commercial energy efficiency but key questions remain.  Unlocking energy efficiency opportunities – cost savings, jobs potential and emissions reductions – will depend heavily on finance and disclosure strategies which effectively stimulate the market.

Brought to you by City of San Jose, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, this event will deliver in-depth regional insight and dialogue with industry and government leaders on challenges and opportunities for accelerating commercial energy efficiency through innovative strategies. Bagels and coffee will be served.


Unlocking the Retrofit Market
Commercial PACE and other finance tools
Richard Chien, GreenFinanceSF, City of San Francisco 
Alan Strahan, VP, Ygrene Energy 
Darryl Grey, Alameda County Community Development Agency

Energy Disclosure
Catalyzing Retrofits through Transparency
Barry Hooper, San Francisco Department of Environment 
Valerie Jenkins, Serious Energy 
Steve Ring, Cushman & Wakefield 
Panama Bartholomy, California Energy Commission (invited)

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2011 23:13
Santa Rosa Fund to Administer Private Program to Finance Energy Retrofits PDF Print Email
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Friday, 23 September 2011 20:57

Santa Rosa’s Ygrene Energy Fund will have a lead role in the newly announced private partnership developed by the Carbon War Room that will pour $650 million into retrofitting older commercial buildings in Sacramento and Miami. BACC partner Lockeed Martin is a major partner and Ygrene will put up the capital and administer the projects to increase energy efficiency. Read more here.


Last Updated on Friday, 23 September 2011 21:07

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