September 24, 2009
CPUC Leads the Way in Energy Efficiency with $3.1 billion Commitment
The California Public Utility Commission authorized $3.1 billion in consumer rebates and efficiency programs, the largest commitment ever made by a state to efficiency. The program has potential to avoid 3 million annual greenhouse gas emissions, create 18,000 skilled green jobs, and create energy savings equivilent to three 500-megawatt power plants. This landmark program, as stated by CPUC Commissioner Dian Grueneich, will "make energy efficiency a way of life in California" and demonstrates the state's "continued leadership in the field of energy efficiency".
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