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Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Strange Times Review

September 30th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

There’s a Bizarro World quality to this period in history. Anyone covering news in these Interesting Times cannot possibly chronicle


$3 Billion For Energy Efficiency in California

September 27th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved the largest energy efficiency program in U.S. history, authorizing $3.1 billion in consumer rebates and efficiency programs over the next three years. This brings the state a giant step closer to implementing AB32, according to Lara Ettenson, director of California Energy Efficiency Policy at the NRDC. Ettenson told me that the funding comes from the part of the budget that California's regulated utilities may use to invest in conventional electricity. This may include "negawatts" or energy efficiency measures, which is cheaper than building new plants and transmission



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