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2017 Efficiency Council Legislative Day
The Efficiency Council Legislative Day was on March 14. Members and staff visited key California lawmakers to talk about energy efficiency and demand response issues.
In the photo (left to right) Nick Brod, CLEAResult, Steve Schiller, Schiller Consulting, Chris Burmester, Energy Solutions, Margie Gardner, Efficiency Council, Ann McCormick, Newcomb Anderson McCormick
Efficiency Council Sponsored ReBuilding Together Oakland Home
The Efficiency Council sponsored the rebuilding of the home of wonderful woman who has and is giving a lot to her community. ReBuilding Together Oakland builds community partnerships to rejuvenate neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-income homeowners. Over two weekends, about 50 high school students and 20 adults came together to rebuild her Oakland home to ensure her continued safety, comfort and independence. Learn more about ReBuilding Together Oakland: www.rtoakland.org
Leading Voices Support the Efficiency Council
"The opportunities and benefits of energy efficiency are very broad yet they are under-represented historically. The Efficiency Council plays a unique role in helping California's emerging efficiency businesses build their businesses through better policies and better visibility in the marketplace."
"For more than thirty years now, California has urgently needed a broadly-based and effectively led coalition to represent the nation’s most productive energy efficiency delivery system, and the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council feels like an answered prayer."
"Energy efficiency is developing rapidly as a business sector in this state. The California Energy Efficiency Industry Council will accelerate this movement, something we can all support."
"The businesses that help Californians save energy in their homes and businesses are an important and quickly growing part of our economy. Not only do they save people money on their energy bills, they also play a vital role in California’s efforts to fight global warming and jumpstart the new economy. The Efficiency Council is a much-needed group, as its member companies provide real-life examples of the innovation and green jobs we need – the most promising engines to build a clean, safe, secure energy future for California and the United States."
"“California has been at the forefront of energy efficiency for decades, out-performing all other states in the nation. California is still the land of opportunity, particularly for businesses that can see the gold hidden in new ideas, technologies, and daily practices, as well as the local talent hungry to provide the expertise to advance the way we do business. The Efficiency Council recognizes that a vigorous economy and green business practices go hand in hand, and works to connect businesses with the resources they need to run a sustainable enterprise – moving the state, and the nation, toward energy independence, job growth and air quality improvement.”"
"As an employment strategy energy efficiency wins hands down. The Efficiency Council brings together the full range of businesses providing energy efficiency goods & services, creating green jobs and protecting all of us against rising energy prices. Given California’s worldwide leadership in efficiency, it makes perfect sense that this sector finally has an association to effectively represent themselves and strengthen efficiency policies economy wide."