Our work has supported many of California’s groundbreaking policies toward a 100% renewable energy future. We help build successful programs to reduce energy consumption, accelerate the clean energy transition and encourage local efforts to increase renewable electricity. Our research recommends evidence-based tactics that can be implemented across the energy sector. 

Our Research

Efficiency and Conservation

Smart thermostat

By using less energy, residents can lower their utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We help design and measure energy efficiency programs, with a focus on ensuring that low-income households are prioritized in the clean energy future. See research findings.

Renewable Energy

As an increasing number of states and cities move toward clean energy sources, we help create policies and programs that bring the benefits of renewable energy to all communities. See research findings.

Community Choice in Energy

A new model for energy service called community choice aggregation offers localities the flexibility to pursue renewable energy sources. As the popularity of community choice in energy is growing across the nation, we are the leading research center tracking their expansion. See research findings.