Law Would Double Building Energy Efficiency, Create 50% Renewables in California

California state lawmakers are considering bills that would double building energy efficiency, increase demand response, enhance renewables, cut oil use and reduce greenhouse gases. Lauren Navarro of the Environmental Defense Fund provides details. California is deep into the dog days of summer, and pressure is mounting on the state’s electric … [Read more...]

California’s Brown Envisions Doubling of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Microgrids, Battery Storage…

California Gov. Jerry Brown called for a doubling of energy efficiency in buildings, microgrids, distributed generation and other ways to cut greenhouse gases more,  in his inaugural speech this week. Brown also wants to increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard from 33 percent to 50 percent. “I envision a wide range of initiatives: more … [Read more...]