Energy Policy

Our current regulatory approaches to energy efficiency only allow for marginal progress on an issue that needs addressed in the biggest way. In the parlance of Silicon Valley, we need SCALE and we need regulatory methods to achieve it now. Energy efficiency needs to be...

In California, we’re used to the earth shaking from time to time and now the refrigerant world is also shifting seismically. The impacts of this shift on businesses and energy use in the state could be just as scary and pronounced unless we prepare. The coming...

‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’ is a keystone of energy efficiency. Measuring your building’s energy use is so important that reporting it is now the law in California for many building owners. The first deadline is quickly approaching beginning on June 1, 2018....

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) sounds very appealing doesn’t it? [blockquote text="This building only uses as much energy as it (cleanly) generates on-site!!!" show_quote_icon="yes"] ZNE quickly implies energy self-sufficiency. Efficient energy use plus some solar PV panels to match equals “we are doing our part!!”. Seems simple. ZNE is...

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