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Your Neighbors Are Going All-Electric, You Can Too!

Jeff & Debbie Byron - Los Altos
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Make Your Home Energy Efficient and Win Big

Introducing easy-to-use Toolkits
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Board Approves $500,000 to Expand Heat Pump Water Heater Program 

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A Decade in Review: The Most Underrated Clean Energy Stories
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Your Neighbors Are Going All-Electric, You Can too!


Jeff and Debbie Byron have called their house in Los Altos home for 35 years. After many discussions of converting to all-electric, they made the switch and transitioned all their gas appliances to electric in 2019. When telling people about their home electrification, many responded “you must be putting solar on the roof.” To some’s surprise, Debbie’s response was “no actually, we have taken care of that [renewable energy supply] with Silicon Valley Clean Energy, getting our GreenPrime energy. This electrification is all about replacing appliances.” While solar is a good home investment, Jeff and Debbie decided upgrading to SVCE’s GreenPrime which provides 100% renewable energy for only a few dollars more a month, was the solution for them, allowing them to focus on electrifying their home.
 
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Make Your Home Energy Efficient and Win Big

Happy 2020! As we enter the new year and set new resolutions, SVCE wants to help you achieve yours.  The Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Saving Toolkit has a step-by-step user guide along with tools and products to make your home energy efficient, cut your carbon emissions and reduce your utility bills. 

The toolkit includes items such as LED lightbulbs, weather stripping, aerating shower and faucet heads, a kilowatt meter to help you find energy waste and other tools to increase home efficiency. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce energy and water usage or save money, the DIY Toolkit will help you achieve that goal!

The DIY Toolkit can be found at your local library and can be checked out for up to two weeks. Be sure to enter the online contest by posting a picture using the toolkit and tagging @svcleanenergy on social media, or you can email the picture to toolkits@svcleanenergy.org. Select from an array of energy-efficient prizes like a smart thermostat, electric lawnmower & more. Winners will be randomly selected on a monthly basis beginning February 2020.
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Board Approves $500,000 to Expand Heat Pump Water Heater Program

In June 2019 Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) launched the FutureFit Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) pilot initiative, with a goal of 100 residential installations in existing homes in the area. Within just a few months, the program was fully subscribed, and more than 50 heat pump water heater installations are already complete. This fast uptake prompted the SVCE Board to study and approve $500,000 for new ‘Phase 2’ offering in 2020, to support even more customers cutting carbon emissions from their water heating.

Natural gas burning water heaters and furnaces account for approximately 80-90% of all emissions from our homes and buildings. With the transformation of the utility grid to carbon-free electricity, there is a much cleaner alternative for keeping your water hot. All-electric HPWHs are highly efficient and are being adopted rapidly across the country.
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A Decade in Review: The Most Underrated Clean Energy Stories - GreenBiz 

The past decade carved a path for the clean energy future; from cost reduction of renewables to infrastructure innovation, progress was seen in decarbonization. Sarah Golden, GreenBiz Senior Energy Analyst & VERGE Energy Chair, interviewed nine of her favorite clean energy leaders from an array of backgrounds including joint ventures, corporations and state commissioners to get their input on what the biggest clean energy story of the past decade was, and what big energy story they expect to see from the coming decade.
 

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This Month's Episode - Taking Charge

In episode one, Community Choice Energy 101, we explore the very question, “what is Community Choice Energy?” We sat down and talked with SVCE CEO Girish Balachandran, Cupertino Councilmember Rod Sinks, and community activist Barbara Fukumoto, to learn more about the clean energy movement in Silicon Valley, and how we are all involved! Tune in now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or our website.
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