The U.S. Department of Energy ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 55 countries, 634 institutions of higher learning and nonprofit institutions, and more than 960 industry partners. ONR employs more than 3,800 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. We regulate utility services, stimulate innovation, and promote competitive markets, where possible.
The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation and preparing for energy emergencies.
Established in 1976, the California Conservation Corps (CCC) is the oldest and the largest conservation corps in nation. Each year the CCC provides more then three million hours of public service conservation work and disaster assistance in all regions of California – urban, suburban and rural – for projects that include emergency response, energy conservation and retrofitting, irrigation system installment, landscape management, boardwalk construction, trail building, tree planting, wildlife habitat restoration and much more.
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students a year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is the leading energy efficiency coalition in the United States – a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy. Our mission is to promote energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and enhanced energy security.