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Bills, Bills, Bills – Here’s What’s New in California Energy Politics {September 2018}

I find it to be important for me to point out that this is the second blog post in which I’ve co-opted a song for a blogpost title. Hats off to Bowie for the first one (Ch-, Ch-, Ch-, Changes). This one pays tribute to the one and only Destiny’s Child. All jokes aside, we’ve […]

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Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes…California Energy Efficiency Policy Updates for July 2018

We’re only just past the halfway-point of the year, but things have been abuzz in California’s energy policy world. Below are a few bills and general policy items you should be keeping an eye on: Energy Efficiency Business Plans (A.17-01-013) On May 31, the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) approved the Energy Efficiency Business Plans,

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What Does the Peak Period Shift in Utility Rates Mean for Your Business?

Changes to utility rate periods are beginning to be implemented and can impact your bottom line. On December 1, 2017, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) became the first investor-owned utility (IOU) in the state to break tradition and with the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) blessing, shift their peak period to later in the

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Why Your City Needs an Energy Action Plan

In California, our proverbial North Star has been Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), also known as the California Global Warming Solutions Act, which requires the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, translating to 15% below emissions expected under a “business as usual” scenario. For cities, this pressure may seem

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