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Verdexchange 2012 Cleantech Conference

January 24th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

I spent the day at the Verdexchange conference, and heard a lot of interesting news on topics ranging from ESG reporting to Waste to Energy conversion and so much in between. Highlights included witnessing the beginning phases of California's carbon market being developed, hearing Mayor Villaraigosa freestyle at the end of his speech and speak from the heart about his passion for making LA as much a Clean Tech Capital as it is the world's Entertainment Capital.


$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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