Summary: This guidebook was created to improve access to capital for businesses and provide awareness for a strong financial ecosystem. A financial toolbox for businesses and industry leaders today; it identifies roadblocks, offers available resources, and provides current access to capital. Keywords: Industry Clusters, Small Business, Capital, California Financial Opportunities Roundtable CalFOR, Categories: Publication Download…

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Summary: The report will follow POU’s comprehensive annual reports and its latest results from energy efficiency programs, specifically, multifamily and low-income customers, BRO’s (Behavior, Retrocommissioning, and Operator), and look towards the future of energy savings. Keywords: Public Power, Energy Savings, Title 24, AB 1890, SB 1037, AB2021, SB 350, Incentives, Climate Zones, Customer Class, Retail…

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Summary: This bill prioritizes disadvantaged and low-income communities to be allocated a portion of CEC budget; to scrutinize any adverse localized health impacts and fund clean energy projects. Keywords: California Energy Commission, Electric Program Investment Charge, Disadvantaged, Low Income Communities, Technology Demonstration and Deployment, Public Utilities Commission, Renewable Energy, Research, Development Programs Categories: Assembly Bill…

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Summary: A fiscal review of legislative intent to expense grant and loan funds, from various investment areas.  Budgeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction funds to create state energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Keywords: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program, Expenditure Plan, Cap-and-Trade, Repayment, Management, Improvement, Accountability, Reporting Provisions, Transit, Affordable Housing, Sustainable Communities, Energy Efficiency, Impact Report, Carbon…

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Summary: California’s growing population drives the demand for water and energy supplies, exponentially straining the state’s electricity delivery systems. This report will explore the effectiveness of water conservation efforts during multi-year drought periods. It will examine the water-use life cycle, identify opportunities for further conservation, and the effects from future changes. A key recommendation is…

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Summary: This program is established to fund public interest in clean, reliable, and affordable energy that would inevitably benefit the ratepayers of the three major IOU’s: PG&E, SDG&E, Southern California Edison. The initiative will promote applied R&D, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation to meet California’s aggressive energy goals at the lowest possible cost…

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Summary: Development of new renewable resources and technological advances in energy efficiency still struggles to supply the demands of California’s growing population. This Energy Action Plan outlines and recommends strategies to reduce energy demand, secure additional energy supplies, adopt sustainable technologies, and build an infrastructure to protect California from supply disruption and price spikes. Keywords:…

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Summary: AB 1890 would amend the Public Utilities Act allowing the restructure of the electricity market to become more competitive in California by allowing customer end-users to choose their electricity provider. While under direct supervision of Independent System Operator (ISO) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to continuously provide efficient and reliable electricity. Keywords:…

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