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GREEN CALIFORNIA SUMMIT

February 10, 2012

The 2012 Green California Summit & Expo, the largest annual event focused on green policy, practice and technology, comes to the Sacramento Convention Center on April 26 & 27. Now in its sixth year, the Summit will feature 150 companies offering green products and services, as well as keynote speakers, educational sessions, a special full-day More »

DIRECT ASSESSMENT FEES MAY BE OVERESTIMATED

Commercial properties in certain areas of California are billed for direct assessment fees (sewer/ water) on their property tax bill. These direct assessments are calculated by the building’s square footage and type of use – not actual usage – and these estimated fees are oftentimes incorrect. There are companies out there that can help you ascertain More »

CEC POSTPONES RELEASE OF PROPOSED ENERGY STANDARDS

January 19, 2012

Needing additional time to complete the full regulatory packet, the California Energy Commission has pushed back the release of their proposed changes to California’s Energy Efficiency Building Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The CEC had intended to release the formal “45-Day Language” package during the first week of January, however, they recently More »

ENERGY COMMISSION STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS WIND DOWN

August 24, 2011

The California Energy Commission has conducted the last of 15 workshops aimed at gathering public comment on proposed changes to their energy efficiency standards. Of the numerous changes being proposed, the CEC would like to require non-residential building compliance documentation to be filed in the CEC’s on-line compliance registry. This is already More »

ENERGY COMMISSION CALENDAR FOR REG HEARINGS

August 19, 2011

The California Energy Commission will be conducting its final “informal workshop” on Tuesday, August 23, wherein potential changes to California’s energy efficiency building standards will be discussed. The meeting on August 23 will focus on a host of residential issues including items related to solar energy, HVAC systems and required compliance More »

ACHIEVING ENERGY SAVINGS IN CALIFORNIA BUILDINGS

Here are some recommendations moving forward as part of a regulatory proceeding at the California Energy Commission: * Mandate all commercial new construction be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2030. ZNE means that over a year that your building generates as much energy onsite as it pulls from the grid. * Have the CEC use fines and penalties to enforce energy More »

ACHIEVING ENERGY SAVINGS IN CALIFORNIA BUILDINGS

July 29, 2011

Here are some recommendations moving forward as part of a regulatory proceeding at the California Energy Commission: * Mandate all commercial new construction be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2030. ZNE means that over a year that your building generates as much energy onsite as it pulls from the grid. * Have the CEC use fines and penalties to enforce energy More »

**ACTION** ENERGY COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON ENERGY SAVINGS IN BUILDINGS

July 8, 2011

On Wednesday, July 20, at 9:00 a.m. in Sacramento the California Energy Commission is holding a workshop to solicit comments on the Draft Staff Report “Achieving Energy Savings in California Buildings.” The report addresses challenges and potential strategies for the state to consider as regulatory strategies to achieve more energy savings. Industry More »

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION BILL MOVES FORWARD

AB 631 (Ma; D-San Francisco) a bill which clarifies that properties providing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in their parking lots are not considered public utilities, passed the Senate Energy Committee on a bi-partisan vote. AB 631 codifies the summary conclusion of the July 2010 Phase 1 Decision (D, 100-07—044) in the Alternative-Fueled More »

ENERGY REGULATORS TO HOLD WORKSHOP THAT WILL IMPACT YOU

June 24, 2011

On Wednesday, July 6, the California Energy Commission’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will conduct a workshop jointly with the California Air Resources Board, California Environmental Protection Agency, California Independent System Operator Corporation, and California Public Utilities Commission to discuss updates to the California More »

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