Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

September 16, 2019
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What is the three-prong test—and why does it matter to CCAs?
CSE -  Modification of the "three-prong test" reduces barriers to funding electrification measures through energy efficiency programs and has the potential to motivate greater interest in administering such programs among community choice aggregators (CCAs).

This company is converting energy efficiency into currency
Forbes -Before we even consider turning to renewable energy, people should be making energy efficiency a priority, according to John Rhow. As Co-CEO of the company Redaptive, Rhow has set his sights on a new era that streamlines both energy use and cash flow budgets.

 California’s planet-warming emissions declined in 2017, even as its biggest pollution source keeps rising
LA Times - The California Air Resources Board inventory found 2017 was the first year since the state began tracking planet-warming emissions that electricity generated from solar, wind, hydroelectric and other renewable sources surpassed electricity that was generated by fossil fuels.

The big lie we’re told about climate change is that it’s our own fault
Vox - A first person account of dealing with and growing from a feeling of despair over climate change. Climate change is not our fault, but it is very much our problem. It’s dire, but we have to dig in our heels and fight — for each other.

  

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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