Energy Upgrade California

September/October 2012
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2012 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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August 28, 2012
On an ongoing basis, California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), develop programs designed to promote residential energy efficiency. In 2010, recognizing that one of the largest energy use sectors is existing residential homes, the CPUC and CEC piloted a program called Energy Upgrade California (EUC). EUC is an umbrella for a variety of initiatives paid for with state and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The core of these initiatives is IOU-managed rebate programs for upgrading existing homes.

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