New York to Match California’s 50% Renewable Energy Standard

The Clean Energy Standard will require 50 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2030, with an aggressive phase in schedule over the next several years. In its initial phase, utilities

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California Energy Commission Should Not Increase Price of LED Bulbs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) again today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient, cost-effective, and preferred LED bulbs currently on the market. A proposal under consideration at

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California Energy Commission Proposes New Regulations for LED Lamps

The CEC is holding a webcast on the new rules today, November 18, and will accept public comments on the proposed regulations through November 30. Under the new rules, MR16 and other small-diameter directional lamps will get heightened efficacy requirements

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Saving Energy in Buildings with Adaptive Lighting Systems / Solutions for the Retail Sector

The California Lighting Technology Center has produced a new report covering the current state of retail lighting and the extraordinary energy savings potential that can be achieved with adaptable lighting control systems. The retail sector, which represents 13 percent of

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Next up in Energy Efficiency – California Believes Steep Gains Possible by Dian Grueneich

In January, Gov. Jerry Brown announced a goal for Californians to double through 2030 the planned level of savings from energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings. The good news is that advances in information technology, data analytics, communications, sensors and

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Desert Sands USD Completes Largest Prop. 39 Energy Project in California

From $6.4MM in Prop. 39 Funds to $19.5MM in long-term energy savings, Desert Sands partnered with OpTerra Energy Services to deliver energy efficiency upgrades across campuses on an aggressive timeline. The following energy efficient and renewable energy upgrades are transforming

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Notice of Proposed Revisions to the California Building Energy Efficiency Code of Regulations, Title 24

The proposed language (45-Day Language Express Terms) is posted on the Energy Commission’s website at: energy.ca.gov/title24/2016standards/rulemaking/ The public comment period for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will begin February 13, 2015, and end at 5:00 p.m. on March 30,

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California’s Title 24, Part 6’s New Standards Mandate Flexibility in Controls and Greater Lights-Out Time by Bill Millard

With the latest version of Title 24, Part 6, the California skyline is about to surrender some of its 24/7 nocturnal glow. The goal is for offices, corridors, stairwells, library stacks, parking garages, and other intermittently used structures to cease

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ACEEE: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient

State Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states’ energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of

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Modesto, CA to Consider Streetlight Upgrades to LED

The project calls for Siemens to replace more than 9,000 streetlights, retrofit the exterior and interior lighting at 16 city facilities at a total cost of $10.39 million, which includes the interest. A city report suggests the city could borrow

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New York a leader in renewable energy jobs

Texas, California and New York are among the nation’s leaders in adding clean energy and transportation jobs during the first three months of the year, with the three states responsible for 1,886 positions, according to an analysis released Thursday. But that’s

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Oakland Will Upgrade 30,000 Street Lights with GE LED Fixtures

GE Lighting has announced that the city of Oakland, California is in the process of retrofitting 30,000 street lights with GE Evolve LED Roadway Scalable Cobrahead fixtures. The city is converting high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights that range from 70–400W along

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San Luis Obispo, CA Goes Green with Cree® LED Lighting

The City of San Luis Obispo continues to move forward with their Climate Action Plan by upgrading their existing HPS street lights to Cree® LED lighting, achieving exceptional savings in maintenance and energy consumption while also dramatically improving visibility for

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LED Street Lights Transform California City’s Streets, Cut Energy Use by 65 Percent

Inspired by the successful Los Angeles street lighting upgrade, where many of the city’s 140,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights were converted to Cree® LED luminaires, San Luis Obispo, California selected Cree, Inc. CREE -0.73% to help improve the city’s

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California Electric Vehicle Funding Dries Up Along With ‘Green Sticker’ Allocation

California is one of the most popular places for electric cars and that’s partly down to the state’s incentive program. The state’s residents can drive their electric cars (and plug-in hybrids) in carpool lanes without passengers, avoiding often quite savage

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California’s New Building Code: A Grid-Smart Thermostat in Every Facility

Are building codes the secret to connecting the smart consumer with the smart grid? California will test that proposition this summer, when it starts requiring every new or retrofit thermostat, HVAC system, networked lighting controller and building automation system in

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New Research Finds Solar Jobs Growing Quickly Across Surprising Mix of States

New Research Finds Solar Jobs Growing Quickly Across Surprising Mix of States– The solar industry experienced record-breaking job growth across the U.S. last year, according to The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent 501(c)(3) research and education nonprofit. TSF released new

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Elk Grove, CA Explores LED Future for Street Lamps

Elk Grove, CA Explores LED Future for Street Lamps – Elk Grove neighborhoods could soon glow under LED light if leaders move ahead with a plan to replace traditional street lamps with the energy-saving technology, joining other cities that are

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News Updates for the Week of December 23

Merry Christmas Everybody 1.   Traditional Incandescent Bulbs – 2013 Global Strategic Business Report – This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Traditional Incandescent Bulbs in US$ Million. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Regulations supporting

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News Updates for the Week of September 16

1.      ENERGY STAR Lighting Road Mapping Meeting – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcome lighting stakeholders to this initial road mapping discussion on October 9, 2013 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM CDT.

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