March 30, 2001 |
In their quest to cut energy use so Californians can keep their ovens and air-conditioners humming this summer, state officials have turned to a time-tested strategy: the good ol' carrot and stick. The Public Utilities Commission took care of the stick earlier this week, approving a record increase in electricity rates. Now the Legislature is working feverishly on the carrot.
May 8, 2001 |
Showing how crisis can unite former adversaries, landlords and janitors announced a plan Monday to cut electricity use in major office buildings by 10% statewide--in part by having cleaning crews turn off lights in offices as they make their rounds. Calling it the "largest commercial partnership ever for conservation," Gov. Gray Davis hailed the Lights Out plan as part of an overall statewide effort to reduce the threat of blackouts this summer.
February 6, 2001 |
As state legislators push to stabilize electricity rates and bring new power sources online, a slew of conservation proposals is quickly materializing as another way to help solve the state's energy crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1989
Your editorial is a timely review of the benefits of energy conservation. However, California developers, contrary to public belief, are intimately familiar with the most stringent energy regulations in this country. After all, they could not get building permits if they did not meet the tough state energy code. Building industry associations throughout the state are attempting to simplify the approval process to broaden use of new energy-conserving materials and equipment.
January 24, 2001 |
First it was Christmas lights. Now, in the interests of energy conservation, the California Independent System Operator is taking on the National Football League's big game and television's great advertising blitz. Cal-ISO, the agency that oversees the state's stressed-out electricity grid, is urging Californians to watch this Sunday's Super Bowl XXXV with a friend to save electricity. And they're not kidding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000
Energy conservation has been a windfall for California, saving $34 billion since 1977, says a Rand Corp. study released last month. Much of the credit should go to a state program that adds a small charge to consumers' electricity bills to promote conservation and green energy use. The energy savings boosted economic growth and cut industrial air pollution by 40% as well.