California’s Energy Efficiency Success Story: $90 Billion in Utility Bill Savings, Hundreds of Thousands...
California’s 40-year commitment to energy efficiency has saved Californians $90 billion on their utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of efficiency jobs, and will have avoided the pollution from 41 power plants by the end of the next decade, according to a new report published today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).
New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the addition of Nancy Jenkins, manager of DSM Strategy and Compliance at Southern California Edison (SCE), as the newest member of the organization’s Board of Directors. Ms. Jenkins is currently responsible for leading development and implementation of the overall strategy for SCE’s energy efficiency, demand response and customer solar program portfolio. Prior to joining the utility, she supported public policy at the California Energy Commission
April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Long Beach launched the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program on Monday April 19, in support of Earth Week 2010. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates and no-cost permits to the first 500 applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.
March 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the City of Long Beach's effort to create and implement strategies to reduce total energy use, improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce fossil fuel emissions, the City is launching a Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. This program will be administered by the Department of Development Services and will be available beginning Monday, April 19, 2010 to applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.
Recovery Funded Ultra-Low Interest Loans Available to Spur Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency Projects...
August 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The California Recovery Task Force today announced that one percent interest loans funded through $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds are available for eligible public energy efficient and renewable energy projects in California. Available through the California Energy Commission, the loans will help local jurisdictions stimulate their economies and job growth while investing in energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions - all in a cost effective manner. Cities, counties, special districts, public schools, colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals are eligible to apply.
New Homes Help State Hold Energy Usage Flat During Past 30 Years. April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders today thanked President Obama for recognizing the outstanding job California has done in reducing energy consumption – due in large part to the energy-efficiency of new homes built during the past 30 years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lois Capps today announced that several Central and South Coast public housing authorities will be receiving funding through the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for improvement projects to promote energy efficiency. Among those communities in the 23rd Congressional District receiving funding are