Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

September 09, 2019
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Smart technology project funded by Energy Commission helps fan energy savings and comfort
CECCreating comfortable indoor conditions during summer days typically means turning on the air conditioning, which requires a lot of energy and contributes to climate change. But, air conditioning is not the only way to cool down. Ceiling fans can help too.

DOE’s light bulb standards rollback will cost Americans $14 billion each year
ACEEE - The US Department of Energy (DOE) released two rules that continue the administration’s assault on common sense light bulb energy efficiency standards. The standards, scheduled to take effect in January 2020, would require most everyday light bulbs to achieve LED levels of energy efficiency, would save consumers billions of dollars, and would avoid millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

 How cities can improve homes
RMI - Local governments are well positioned to implement residential policies that promote economic development, improve health, and reduce carbon emissions.

SLO council passes policy to make new buildings all-electric — but gas is still an option
The Tribune - With an eye on its ambitious 2035 carbon neutrality target, 10 years ahead of California’s statewide goal, San Luis Obispo’s City Council passed a new energy policy that paves the way for all-electric new buildings.


Top Resources

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

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

  3. Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification for EE Policies and Initiatives (US EPA)

  4. Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Presentations (SEEC)

  5. An Incandescent Truth: Disparities in Energy-Efficient Lighting Availability and Prices in an Urban U.S. County (Applied Energy)

  6. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

  7. Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the Energy Efficiency Workforce (ACEEE)


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