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October 21, 2019
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American Environmental: Evironmental Due Diligence 101

 California's almost the sharpest bulb: Energy efficiency rankings
Patch - When it comes to producing clean energy, California is apparently one of the brightest bulbs in the nation. That's according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, which recently released its 13th annual report identifying each state's commitment to energy efficiency.

One thing you can do: Consider a heat pump
New York Times - In the United States, heating homes and businesses produces about 560 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, or about a 10th of the country’s emissions. But there’s something that might drastically cut down on both your heating bills and your carbon footprint, no matter where you live: a heat pump.

 With 10% penetration, EVs could shift all residential peak load to night, analysis of SoCal Ed finds
Utility Dive - The analysis, based on 5,000 Southern California Edison (SCE) customers' hourly loads, commuting behavior and "potential electric vehicle (EV) ownership," concluded that at a 10% EV penetration, the batteries could shift the utility's entire residential peak load to nighttime hours.

Partnering with Industry to save energy and drive innovation
DOE -  The United States industrial sector accounts for roughly one-third of the nation’s energy consumption. Working with partners across this sector, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Better Plants Program is driving innovation, cost savings, and the sharing of solutions that accelerate progress.



Trade Pro Connect
TradePro Connect establishes a marketplace for customers, manufacturers, distributors and contractors to find the best-in-class products, qualified service providers, and the resources needed to scale adoption of DERs in pursuit of California’s clean energy goals. As a special introductory offer, each new customer who enrolls on the platform is eligible for up to 4 free thermostats while supplies last – with a value up $1,200 value, $300/thermostat. Act fast and contact us at or call 510-852-8481 for details on this offer and how this project can be 100% paid for through on bill financing or Auto-DR enrollment. Get started today at

Survey Request: Local Public Agency Climate Capacity Survey
LGC - Local governments are invited to participate in a study of local agencies’ climate action capacity. This study will assist the Local Government Commission (LGC) to better understand how climate programs and projects might be helping to build public agency capacities in various ways and what kind of capacity building goals public agencies might have for their work moving forward.


Top Resources

  1. Efficiency and Beyond: Guidance for Energy Efficiency Program Administrators to Aid Building Owners (IMT)

  2. EZ Retrofit Save Energy, Water and Money at Your Multifamily Family Property (SAHF)

  3. California Building Energy Benchmarking Public Disclosure Dashboard (CEC)

  4. The Age of the Smart Home Guide (AM Conservation Group)

  5. Public Health Benefits per kWh of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the United States: A Technical Report (US EPA)

  6. Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Presentations (SEEC)

  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)


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