HERS II Rating System used to qualify for California TCAC and CDLAC, low income tax credits and private debt.

Affordable housing sponsors and developers seeking to utilize tax credits or private activity bonds through California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), respectively, for rehabilitation projects must reduce the projects’ energy consumption. The energy reduction must be documented by submitting the California Energy Commission HERS II energy consumption […]

EIA Sees Energy Efficiency Slowing U.S. Energy Consumption

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According to EERE, Increased energy efficiency will contribute to a slowing of the annual growth rate of U.S. energy consumption from 2012 to 2035, expanding at an average annual rate of 0.3%, according to a new study from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2012, which includes […]

DOE Launches New Online Training Program:Helping Students and Workers to Acquire Valuable Skills

On June 21, 2012, the DOE officially launched  the National Training and Education Resource (NTER). NTER is a job training, workforce development and certification platform that is intended to further invest in the skills of many American workers. Click here for the full article.  

Forbes’ Take On What is Holding Back The Growth of Solar Power…

May 24th 2012: Yesterday, Justin Gerdes, a contributor for Forbes magazine, wrote a piece that breaks down what he believes is holding back the growth of Solar Power. Please take a moment and read this very informative and insightful article: Solar Power More Competitive Than Decision-Makers Or Consumers Realize Michael Charles Tobias, Contributon Are the […]

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center

Below are the Department Of Energy’s updates regarding the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center. The DOE announced these developments on April 13th: Selections Named for U.S.-India Joint Energy Center The Energy Department on April 13 announced the selection of three consortia that will make up the $125 million U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and […]

Partner Energy’s Lance Collins makes the news!

On April 10, 2012, Partner Energy’s Lance Collins was featured in the Long Beach Business Journal. This article focuses on Long Beach’s USGBC chapter and on the working (environmentally conscious) professionals that make this chapter so successful: Working To Bring Public And Private Sectors Together On Environment By Sean Belk – Staff Writer April 10, 2012 – The […]

Startup Making Big Moves In The Solar Energy Field

Below is a fantastic article about one company’s solar panels that are able to concentrate sunlight, making it the world’s most efficient solar panel:     Concentrated Solar Startup Sets a New Efficiency Record Semprius makes solar modules using tiny cells that need less cooling. Friday, February 3, 2012 By Kevin Bullis Semprius, a startup […]

3 Utility Companies + 1 Online Tool = Customers and Businesses Saving $ and energy!

Wed. January 18, 2012: Three utility companies (Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Pacific Gas,) announced, on Wednesday, that they are launching a web-based tool to assist their customers in saving energy and money. Take a moment and read the full article that was printed in the Los Angeles Times:   Utilities […]

Use Energy-Efficient Chargers… It will soon be the law!

On January 12, 2012, the state of California passed a vote to required device manufacturers to only ship energy-efficient handset chargers. This law is on track to be implamented in February 2013 and is anticipated to save households money on their electricity bills. Read Slash Gear’s  full article below:   The eco-friendly state of California […]

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