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Energy Commissioner McAllister Discusses Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Communities

California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister appeared on Univision in Sacramento to discuss energy efficiency hurdles for low-income communities. His Aug. 16 interview on Univision’s “Despierta Sacramento!” focused on California’s efforts in clean energy and energy efficiency. McAllister touched on what the Energy Commission is doing to help break down barriers …

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Energy Commission Workshop on Barriers That Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities Face with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The California Energy Commission is holding a workshop to discuss the barriers that low-income and disadvantaged communities face when considering adopting renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The workshop, which begins at 9 a.m. on August 12 at the Energy Commission headquarters in Sacramento, will gather the input from community …

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Testing Energy Use of Appliances Adds up to Big Savings

The California Energy Commission now has the authority to combat unnecessary energy use by checking the efficiency of products and penalizing those manufacturers who produce appliances that fail to meet efficiency standards. To achieve these goals, the Energy Commission is contracting with the California State University, Sacramento—College of Engineering Energy …

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New Standards Make Big Splash in Water Savings

Californians use about 443 billion gallons of water a year to flush toilets and urinals, and run faucets. But with the state in a multi-year drought, changes were approved last year to save billions of gallons of water from going down the drain. In 2015, the California Energy Commission adopted …

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PACE: Protect Homeowners and the Environment

By David Hochschild As California presses forward to reduce pollution and build a clean energy future, one of the most vexing challenges has been upgrading existing buildings so that they use less energy. While buildings in California represent 70 percent of our electricity consumption and 55 percent of our natural …

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