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Changes are coming this year for California’s Green Building Code and Energy Code

California’s Green Building Code and Energy Code are changing this year. How will this affect energy costs? What does this mean for our air conditioners and gas appliances? Read on…

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Utility Rate Changes: Fixed + Usage = Your New Bill

The CPUC has approved a new fixed charge for utility bills. PG&E wants to add a fixed rate charge for all electric users. Proceeds will be used for infrastructure upgrades…

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California’s Energy Plans for 2025 and Beyond

Now is the time to make your voice heard. California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated every three years. Lead Commissioner Hearings took place in April and the current public…

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What’s New for California’s Clean Energy Shift

TECH heat pump water heater incentives Customer response to the TECH Clean California single-family market rate incentives for heat pump water heaters has been highly positive since launching in late …
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2024: Early Setbacks, But Progress Continues

California’s clean energy future is bright for well-positioned contractors, but it’s not without some recent clouds. Despite these hurdles, California’s future is clean energy, and progress continues on multiple fronts.

Heat pump water heaters as batteries

Contractors have been asking us about a requirement for the TECH Clean California (TECH) heat pump water heater (HPWH) incentive program. TECH HPWH incentives require participating contractors to work with …
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Help for California’s Goal of Six Million Heat Pumps by 2030

Major manufacturers are on board with the charge to electrify California homes.  For contractors experiencing supply chain woes related to heat pumps, help is on the way. Last week, ten …
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IRA Contractor Training Program Funding

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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EFCA in Support of the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC)

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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California Energy Commission’s Equitable Building Decarbonization Program

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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EFCA Supports AB 593 California Building Emission Reduction Strategies (Haney)

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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The California Energy Commission is Making Changes to the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Technology and Equipment for Clean Heating (TECH) Initiative Funded

On February 2nd, the California Public Utilities Commission approved $50 million for TECH from California’s FY 2022-2023 budget from General Fund revenues.

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Gas Stoves 2.0

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on our recent advocacy efforts.

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SEER 2 ratings went into effect on January 1

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on our recent advocacy efforts.

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Final 2022 CARB Scoping Plan Released

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on our recent advocacy efforts.

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The CEC Releases New Load Management Standards

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on our recent advocacy efforts.

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Ending Subsidies for Gas Infrastructure

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on our recent advocacy efforts.

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California Steps Up its Decarbonization Commitment

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts

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Why California Policy is Big on Electrification

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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California is Using Microgrids to Help Ensure Safety During Times of Crisis

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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California Continues to Set New Generation Records

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Air Resources Board – Scoping Plan Workshop

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Net Metering Regulations

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.”

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California’s Independent System Operator (CAISO) Shares Their First Ever Twenty-Year Plan

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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$150M in rebates for peak load reduction efforts

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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TECH Clean California; Potential changes to NEM rates

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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What is the role of EE in a decarbonization future?

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Getting to 100% Carbon-free electricity by 2045

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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50 Communities in CA Have Now Banned Gas in New Construction

• More Gas Bans • Energy Savings Goals Now Account for Fuel-Switching

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New 2022 building codes; IPCC report on Climate Change

• New 2022 building codes • IPCC report on Climate Change

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California is Leading The Way to an All-Electric Future

California is leading the way to an all-electric future. The continual reduction in the cost of renewable electricity generation is making electricity the energy choice of the future.

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California is Boldly Adopting Clean Energy

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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The CPUC Supports NEBs and TSB

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Can You Say Heat Pump Water Heater?

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Nox Regulations, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) And Asthma

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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A Bit About Policy And Climate Change

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Electrical Grid Impacts are a Serious Concern

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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The Changing Metrics of Energy Efficiency in California

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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SB 1477 Update, Adding Storage to The Grid

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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New finance offers, Title 24 for 2022 CPUC’s long-term gas planning

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Newsome Signs Executive Order Banning Gas Cars And Trucks By 2035

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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End Of Summer Update

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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State Energy Policy is Focusing on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Connecting With Commissioners at the California Energy Commission

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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California Energy Commission’s First Decarbonization Workshop

California Energy Commission On May 8th, the California Energy Commission held its first decarbonization workshop. Usually, this would be an in-person meeting at the CEC. Due to the pandemic, however, the CEC …
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Developing Financial Advantages to Switch to Electricity

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Natural Gas Bans, and Community Solar Green Light

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Update on Statewide Advanced Water Heater Initiative

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, December 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, November 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, October 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, September 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, August 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, July 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, May 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, April 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, March 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, February 2019

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, December 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, November 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, October 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, September 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, August 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, June 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, May 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, April 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, March 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, February 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, January 2018

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, December 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, November 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, October 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, September 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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Advocacy Update, August 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts. Residential Pay-For-Performance is gaining traction in California. Running the current Energy…

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Advocacy Update, July 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts. The California Public Utility Commission uses the 3-prong test to allow…

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Advocacy Update, June 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts. In many expert opinions, the path to a clean energy future…

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Advocacy Update, May 2017

Efficiency First CA works tirelessly on behalf of contractors throughout the state. Here’s an update on recent advocacy efforts.

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