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Energy Commission Adopts 2016 IEPR Update

The California Energy Commission approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors during its business meeting yesterday. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which was adopted at the February 15 business meeting, highlights the state’s recent slate …

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Energy Commission Research Funding is Spurring Innovations in Agriculture

A couple of California Energy Commission-funded research projects could help California’s more than 76,000 farms and ranches reduce energy consumption and become advanced energy communities of the future. In June 2012, Ventura-based Biodico, Inc. received a $1.8 million grant through the Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program to …

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Energy Commission Holding Webinar To Discuss Ideas for EPIC Investment Plan

The California Energy Commission is looking for ideas to help develop the 2018–2020 Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Triennial Investment Plan. The EPIC program supports innovative technologies and approaches that bring clean energy ideas to market and that benefit the ratepayers of California’s three largest electric investor-owned utilities. A webinar …

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New Energy Commission Program Provides $24 Million in Grants for Early Stage Clean Energy Projects

One of California’s most significant funding opportunities supporting early stage clean energy entrepreneurs will launch Jan. 16 thanks to funding from the California Energy Commission. The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) initiative will provide $24 million in grants over five years to support innovators working on early stage clean …

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$26 Million Energy Commission Grant Opportunity Seeks Solar-Plus-Energy Solutions

The California Energy Commission will award up to $26 million in grants for advanced technologies and solutions that support the increased viability, capability, adoption or grid integration of distributed solar resources. The grants will be awarded through the Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program, which funds innovative projects …

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California Energy Commission to Host “A Conversation with Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan”

World-renowned climate change expert Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan will speak at the California Energy Commission’s second Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium Dec. 1, at the Sacramento Convention Center. The symposium highlights cutting-edge advancements in key research and technology topics shaping the future of California’s 21st century electricity system. Dr. Ramanathan …

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