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"The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974 in response to the energy crisis of the early 1970s and the state’s unsustainable growing demand for energy resources.

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EXPANDING TRANSMISSION TO ACCESS RENEWABLES MAY BE KEY TO REACH STATE MANDATES

California Energy Commission | December 16, 2016

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Sacramento, Calif. – Meeting California’s renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission goals may necessitate the expansion of electricity transmission infrastructure to access new renewable power sources, both within and outside the state, according to a multi-agency state report released today.The draft Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 report seeks to identify areas where utility-scale renewable energy can be accessed and where opportunities e...

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ENERGY COMMISSION ADOPTS ENERGY STANDARDS FOR COMPUTERS AND MONITORS

California Energy Commission | December 14, 2016

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SACRAMENTO - After a multi-year process, the California Energy Commission today adopted energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors with support from industry, environmentalists, consumer groups and utilities. These are the first mandatory standards in the nation that could save consumers an estimated $373 million annually. "It's common sense that electronic equipment ought to consume a minimal amount of energy when it is not being used," said Commissioner Andrew McAllis...

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REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR ENERGY COMMISSION’S EPIC SYMPOSIUM

California Energy Commission | November 22, 2016

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The symposium highlights some of the many research and development projects funded through the EPIC program. The Energy Commission invests about $120 million annually through EPIC to support innovative technologies and approaches that bring clean energy ideas to market and that benefit the ratepayers of California’s three largest electric investor-owned utilities (IOUs).There will also be panel discussions on research areas supported by EPIC investments such as overcoming challenges to imp...

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ENERGY COMMISSION FUNDS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS ALONG MAJOR STATE ROUTES

California Energy Commission | April 13, 2016

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SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission today approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. The grants went to four companies: Chargepoint Inc., EV Connect Inc., NRG EV Services LLC. and Recargo, Inc., which will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway...

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EXPANDING TRANSMISSION TO ACCESS RENEWABLES MAY BE KEY TO REACH STATE MANDATES

California Energy Commission | December 16, 2016

Sacramento, Calif. – Meeting California’s renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission goals may necessitate the expansion of electricity transmission infrastructure to access new renewable power sources, both within and outside the state, according to a multi-agency state report released today.The draft Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 report seeks to identify areas where utility-scale renewable energy can be accessed and where opportunities e...

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ENERGY COMMISSION ADOPTS ENERGY STANDARDS FOR COMPUTERS AND MONITORS

California Energy Commission | December 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO - After a multi-year process, the California Energy Commission today adopted energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors with support from industry, environmentalists, consumer groups and utilities. These are the first mandatory standards in the nation that could save consumers an estimated $373 million annually. "It's common sense that electronic equipment ought to consume a minimal amount of energy when it is not being used," said Commissioner Andrew McAllis...

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REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR ENERGY COMMISSION’S EPIC SYMPOSIUM

California Energy Commission | November 22, 2016

The symposium highlights some of the many research and development projects funded through the EPIC program. The Energy Commission invests about $120 million annually through EPIC to support innovative technologies and approaches that bring clean energy ideas to market and that benefit the ratepayers of California’s three largest electric investor-owned utilities (IOUs).There will also be panel discussions on research areas supported by EPIC investments such as overcoming challenges to imp...

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ENERGY COMMISSION FUNDS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS ALONG MAJOR STATE ROUTES

California Energy Commission | April 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission today approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. The grants went to four companies: Chargepoint Inc., EV Connect Inc., NRG EV Services LLC. and Recargo, Inc., which will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway...

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