California opens $1B in efficiency funding to electrification

August 2, 2019

Efficiency advocates say the CPUC vote was a major shift in the state’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality.

The change “unlocks an amount of funding that has the potential to really transform the marketplace for energy efficient appliances,” Sierra Club Regional Campaign Manager Evan Gillespie told Utility Dive. “There are at least 30 years of policy and regulations that have been built out to prefer gas. … For building electrification to succeed, it has to cut through an enormous amount of regulatory bias that disadvantages heat pumps and other appliances.”

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