The Role of Distributed Energy Resources and Customer Participation in California’s Clean Energy Future

October 22, 2021 – 10:30am to 11:50am PST Darcie Houck, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission Watch Video Download Slides California has been at the forefront of clean energy policies and grid modernization initiatives for decades; however, meeting the state’s ambitious 2045 renewable energy and zero-carbon goals, while maintaining affordable rates and a reliable electric grid, […]

Environmental Justice and Climate, Air Pollution, and Economic Decisions in the U.S. Power Sector

October 15, 2021 Ines Azevedo, Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy Watch Video Electricity generation is a large contributor to PM2.5 air pollution. However, the demographic distribution of its resulting exposure is largely unknown. We estimate the health effects from […]

The Energy Equity Gap: Unveiling Hidden Energy Poverty

October 1, 2021 | 10:30am to 11:50am PST Destenie Nock, Assistant Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Watch Video Income-based energy poverty metrics miss people’s behavior patterns, particularly those who reduce their energy consumption to limit financial stress. Using a residential electricity consumption dataset, we determine the […]

Affordable Housing: An Immersive Energy Literacy Environment

September 24, 2021 10:30am to 11:50am PST Freddy Paige, Assistant Director, Virginia Center for Housing Research, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Watch Video Please join in on a conversation about how to discuss energy in an inclusive manner. By design, affordable energy efficient homes can be powerful influencers of Energy Literacy. A limiting factor in a […]

Global Energy Manager’s Workshop 2021 (Online)

On October 19-20, 2021, UC Davis will host the third Global Energy Managers Workshop, where facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world will meet to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies. This year’s event will be online via Zoom. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate. Watch Videos and See Presentations

Evaluating Water Loss Performance Standards – An Economic Leak Loss Reduction Model

Tuesday, August 24 from 10am to 11:30am PST The UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE) developed an economic optimal leak loss model and performed a study using water utility data from four different states to evaluate the results of the CWEE model and others* (including the State Water Board’s current model). CWEE recently performed […]

Energy Bites – May 28, 2021

Bite 1: Linear LED Retrofit Solutions Now Part of the ‘Million LED Challenge’ Program Nicole Hathaway, California Lighting Technology Center Bite 2: Integrated Building Control Systems Laboratory Evaluation Tristan Bond, California Lighting Technology Center Watch Video