California Sets a Bold Path for Energy Efficiency Innovation

Lara Ettenson, Director of the Energy Efficiency Initiative, Climate and Clean Energy Program, discusses how California is paving a path for energy efficiency innovation.

Ettenson shares that The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved a decision to invest in an initiative to fund innovative and early-stage solutions to reduce energy waste with the goal of them becoming widely available to all California residents.

Ettenson writes that the decision will create a path to explore how emerging technologies can more quickly save even more energy, as well as how new energy efficiency programs can help build a strong workforce and reach residents statewide, no matter where they live or how much they earn.

The Commission's key decision changes include establishing an independent statewide market transformation administrator, authorizing a $250 million budget to invest in testing out new ideas, creating an informal advisory board, and setting up a path to determine how best to value innovation in this new market transformation framework. Read the Entire Article


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Oslo Saw Zero Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in 2019

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Stakeholder Capitalism: Intention is the First Step toward Accountability

This article written by CASE Faculty Director Cathy Clark, tackles what do America's CEOs want to change about corporate governance. Clark shares what the Business Roundtable, a lobbying group...more

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UN Chief Urges World to Embrace Transformation to a Carbon-Neutral World by 2050

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Patagonia Accelerates Environmental Activism Platform

Patagonia, an outdoor company, is matching donations to grassroots environmental organizations through its Action Works platform to fight climate change. The donations will match up to $10,000 per...more

The Criical Need to Adopt Innovative Agriculture Tech

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