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Paying for Carbon Performance

Historically in California, programs to encourage energy-efficient or renewable energy technologies provide upfront financial incentives. While the dollar amounts of these incentives are typically developed in part based on the lifecycle costs and performance of the technology in question, very … Continue reading

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2019 Introduced Bill Update

With the deadline for the Legislature to introduce bills passing last Friday, we are currently tracking approximately 210 energy, climate, and other related bills for this session.  This session marks a higher volume of introduced bills than previous sessions with … Continue reading

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Legislative Update June 2018

Legislative Update June 2018 The deadline for a bill to pass out of their house of origin occurred on June 1, 2018.  The following is a short list of important bills that met this deadline by subject area.  A full … Continue reading

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Update on Electric Vehicle CPUC Decision and Other Related Legislation

Transportation electrification is moving ahead in California with the adoption of a CPUC decision and several important bills moving through the legislative process.  This blog will briefly discuss the CPUC decision and provide a short summary of related bills. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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The Cost of a CAP Part 6: Limitations

Part of understanding climate action plan (CAP) cost analyses results includes identifying what is not incorporated into the analyses. CAP implementation cost analyses (ICAs) and benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) described in earlier posts have inherent limitations that can create a level … Continue reading

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The Cost of a CAP Part 5: The Cost (or Benefit) to Participate

How is this CAP going to impact my constituents? Jurisdictions who are in the process of adopting or updating their climate action plans (CAPs) are concerned with more just the budgetary impacts and overall cost-effectiveness of CAP measures. There is … Continue reading

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The Cost of a CAP Part 4: Emissions Bang for Your Buck

Which measures should we include in our City’s CAP? Should we prioritize some over others? Which measures are, in terms of cost, the best for us to implement, while still achieving our GHG reduction goals? However jurisdiction staff phrase the … Continue reading

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