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State Awards $2 Million to 10 California Native American Tribes for Climate and Clean Energy Projects

SACRAMENTO, January 14, 2021 – California Native American Tribes taking action on climate change are getting a boost from a new State program designed to support tribally led efforts. Nearly $2 million awarded through the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program will support projects that identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access, and advance climate resiliency on Tribal lands and in tribal communities.    “California […]

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California Energy Commission Funds Two Microgrid Projects

SACRAMENTO June 14, 2018 – The California Energy Commission approved grants for two microgrid projects that will help support California’s energy and climate change goals. The Sonoma County Junior College District received nearly $5 million for a microgrid demonstration project at its Santa Rosa Junior College campus. The project plans to use photovoltaic solar power […]

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Energy Commission Adopts Standards Requiring Solar Systems for New Homes, First in Nation

SACRAMENTO, May 9, 2018 – Moving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent, the California Energy Commission today adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by […]

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The New Year Brings Better Quality Lighting Choices to California

SACRAMENTO, January 2, 2018 – Giving consumers the choice of better quality light bulbs, three new energy efficiency standards go into effect January 1, 2018. The standards cover general service light bulbs; general purpose light-emitting diodes – commonly called LEDs – used to replace typical existing home lighting; and small-diameter directional lamps, often used in […]