Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Providing global warming solutions for California and the West.
We are governed by an autonomous board of directors. We also convene coalitions of clean power allies and receive public support, technical assistance, and participation in our campaigns from the following affiliated new energy technology organizations. Click on the underlined links to visit their websites.
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8minutenergy Renewables, LLC
AES operates in 27 countries, generating 44,000 megawatts of electricity through 124 power facilities and delivers electricity through 15 distribution companies. AES continues to improve and expand its global power services through great people, solid operations, and strong financial results. In 2005 AES acquired SeaWest Holdings, a major independent wind power developer headquartered in San Diego.
American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF)
The American Clean Skies Foundation is an independent nonprofit working for cleaner, lower carbon energy uses in the U.S. transportation and power sectors. To advance its mission, the Foundation encourages large scale fuel switching (e.g, greater use of renewables and natural gas) for electricity generation through innovative regulatory and business initiatives. ACSF also works to advance the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles with public purchasing reforms and regulatory interventions. The Foundation is based in Washington D.C. and has a field office in San Francisco.
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Since 1974, AWEA has advocated the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world. With over 2,000 members and advocates, AWEA is the hub of the wind energy industry. AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry — one of the world’s fastest growing energy industries.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Berkshire Hathaway Energy owns a portfolio of locally managed businesses that share a vision for the energy future, make sustainable investments to achieve that vision, and had $70 billion of assets as of Dec. 31, 2013. These businesses deliver safe, reliable service each day to more than 8.4 million customers and end-users around the world and consistently rank high among energy companies in customer satisfaction. Berkshire Hathaway Energy is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
BrightSource Energy Inc
BrightSource Energy, Inc. develops, builds, owns, and operates large-scale solar plants that reliably deliver low-cost solar energy to industrial and utility companies worldwide. BrightSource Energy’s proprietary Luz Power Tower (LPT) 550 technology seeks to offer the highest operating efficiencies and lowest capital costs in the industry. Its solar plants are designed to minimize environmental impact and help custom¬ers reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. When completed, their Ivanpah project in California’s Mojave Desert will be the largest solar thermal plant in the world.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cyrq is a renewable energy company with geothermal interests in both generating and/or supplying energy to California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and Indonesia. Currently under a 20-year contract with SMUD, Cyrq provides geothermal energy from its Patua plant in Nevada. The Patua plant produces up to 25 MW of geothermal energy and provides renewable energy power for up to 20,000 homes.
Duke-American Transmission Company
DATC is a transmission developer jointly owned by Duke Energy, the largest utility in the U.S., and American Transmission Co., a national leader in transmission development. Formed in 2011 to plan and develop strategic transmission projects across the U.S. and Canada, DATC partners share the same vision for transmission development.
EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is a leading U.S. independent power producer boasting 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our core competencies in Project Development, Operations and Maintenance, and Asset Management enables us to ensure each project we touch performs at the highest level possible.
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation and sustainability. We operate in markets around the globe and are continuously expanding our business to new regions, making the commitment to lead in each market as well as create value for our stakeholders and shareholders.
Energy Source is a turnkey implementer of comprehensive energy savings projects within the Commercial, Industrial, Hospitality, Retail, Education and Municipal sectors. We have been in the industry for over 20 years, and understand the nuances of delivering savings to our customers. Energy Source works closely with our clients to identify energy conservation opportunities from “broad stroke” identification through actual implementation of projects. Our services also include obtaining all applicable incentives for our clients, this helps to reduce simple paybacks and maximize Return On Investments (ROI’s).
EnerNOC is transforming the way the world uses energy. The company helps commercial, institutional and industrial organizations use energy more intelligently, pay less for it, and generate cash flow that benefits the bottom line. Its technology-enabled energy management solutions help meet the needs of utilities and grid operators that deliver energy and are responsible for maintaining the real-time balance between supply and demand.
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national environmental organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, EDF has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society’s most urgent environmental problems. EDF is one of America’s most influential environmental advocacy groups, with over 500,000 members and more than 350 scientists, economists, attorneys and other professionals on staff.
Fuel Cell Energy
FuelCell Energy, Inc. is an integrated fuel cell company that designs, manufactures, installs, operates and services stationary fuel cell power plants. As a leading global fuel cell company, we provide ultra-clean, efficient and reliable baseload distributed generation for electric utilities, commercial and industrial companies, universities, municipalities, government entities and other customers around the world.
We are here to solve the most complex challenges across the globe. With a full array of advanced power generation and energy delivery technologies, we work collaboratively with customers to drive growth & progress, anticipate energy needs of the future, and power a cleaner, more productive world.
Geothermal Resources Council
With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership and a 40-year plus track record, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has built a solid reputation as the world’s premier geothermal association.
Iberdrola Renewables, an Oregon-based company, specializes in providing alternative energy solutions to large corporate customers. Iberdrola Renewables is able to work with wind energy, natural gas, energy and asset management, and fuel procurement. Iberdrola Renewables is unique in its ability to make available a wide variety of services and products to meet a customer’s specific needs.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a national nonprofit environmental organization. NRDC has more than 350,000 members and contributors nationwide, and a staff of lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists. NRDC’s Energy Program works on the reinvention of the electric industry by helping to rewrite the rules of electric competition; works for the adoption of energy-efficient codes for appliances and buildings; and promotes renewable energy technologies and design standards for “green” buildings. It also works on issues of sustainable land use; clean vehicles, and clean transportation infrastructure/smart transit.
Pattern Energy has a portfolio of 17 wind power facilities, including one it has agreed to acquire, with a total owned interest of 2,554 MW in the United States, Canada and Chile that use proven, best-in-class technology. These facilities generate stable long-term cash flows in attractive markets that have strong growth potential. Each of our facilities has contracted to sell all of its energy output, or a majority, on a long-term, fixed-price power sale agreement. Eighty-nine percent of the electricity to be generated by our facilities will be sold under these power sale agreements, which have a weighted average remaining contract life of approximately 14 years.
Pure Resource, LLC
Provide consulting services regarding renewable energy project development and the sale and purchase of renewable energy to project developers, utilities, energy retailers, private and public companies, land owners, regulators, and legislators.
Renewable Northwest Project
In 1994, a broad coalition of public-interest organizations and energy companies created the Renewable Northwest Project (RNP) to actively promote development of the region’s untapped renewable resources. RNP has proven to be a forceful advocate for expanding solar, wind and geothermal energy throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. RNP works on three strategic objectives: 1) to encourage the development of new renewable projects; 2) to promote policies that support additional renewable resource development; and 3) to help build a credible green market in the region.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was founded with the idea that providing electric power to Sacramento was a job best done by a public utility overseen by an elected board of directors. As the sixth largest publicly owned utility in the country in terms of customers served, its innovative energy programs are known throughout the state, nation and world. SMUD’s purpose is to provide solutions for meeting its customers’ electrical energy needs. Its vision is to be a leader in customer satisfaction and a positive force in promoting community benefits.
Since 1985 SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of more homeowners and businesses around the world.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we put rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a safer world.