ACTIONS FOR CHANGE
ACCES is an active participant in state, regional, local and bi-national policy and planning arenas. Its members collectively monitor regulatory proceedings relative to: climate change, energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energy. Learn More »
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Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education presents energy concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions.
Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Association for the
Development of this guide began at a workshop sponsored by theDepartment of Energy (DOE) and the American Association for theAdvancement of Science (AAAS) in the fall of 2010. Multiple federalagencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individualscontributed to the development through an extensive review andcomment process. Discussion and information gathered at AAAS,WestEd, and DOE-sponsored Energy Literacy workshops in the spring of2011 contributed substantially to the refinement of the guide.
High Resolution Guide .pdf
Version 1.1 July 2012
The Building Technologies Program (BTP) within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is responsible for developing and deploying technologies that can substantially reduce energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings. BTP identified Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHP) as one such high-impact technology. GHP systems first gained popularity during the energy crisis in the 1970’s, but despite having proven energy savings, the high cost of GHP systems has hindered penetration. In 2008, for the first time, contractors reached more than 100,000 installations per year in the U.S. However, the high installation costs still inhibit widespread industry growth.This R&D Roadmap identifies potential activities and technical innovations that may enable substantial improvements in residential and commercial GHP installed cost and/or efficiency. The identified initiatives address the major unfulfilled needs regarding the latest equipment, critical gaps in knowledge and tools, and market transformation activities related to these areas. The recommended schedule of activities occurs within a seven-year timeframe, beginning with Fiscal Year 2013, to accelerate advancements that might otherwise take much longer to realize.
Prepared For: U.S. Department of Energy , Building Technologies Program
Prepared By: William Goetzler, Marr Guernesy, and Rahul Kar
The Progress of California's Publicly Owned Utilities in Implementing Renewables Portfolio Standards
Prepared For: California Energy Commission by KEMA, Inc.
The Recovery ACT
California Water Myths, Summary
Climate Change Challenges: Vehicle Emissions and Public Health in California
Allocating Emissions Allowances Under a California Cap-and-Trade Program: