2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2019 Standards will continue to improve upon the 2016 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2019 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2020. See Pre-Rulemaking documents and follow the new standards […]

Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science [2017]

This document was produced by a Working Group of the California Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT), supported and convened by the California Ocean Science Trust. The State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document, initially adopted in 2010 and updated in 2013, provides guidance to state agencies for incorporating sea-level rise projections into planning, […]

CoolCalifornia Climate Action Resource Guide

This page contains tools and resources necessary for conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and developing a climate action related plan. Climate action planning is an iterative process that generally involves six steps outlined above. The following information provides links to the most up-to-date and relevant resources pertaining to each of the steps and is […]

California Solar Statistics

California Solar Statistics (CSS) is the official public reporting site of the California Solar Initiative (CSI), presented jointly by the CSI Program Administrators and the California Public Utilities Commission. Here you will find actual program data summaries for the CSI General Market, Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH), and Single Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) programs as well as […]

2017 Annual Report: CA Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds

To date, nearly $3.4 billion has been appropriated by the Legislature to State agencies implementing GHG emission reduction programs and projects. The State’s portion of the Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds are deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), and used to further the objectives of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32 […]

United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization

In November 2016, the United States presented this mid-century strategy (MCS) under the Obama Administration, which envisions economy-wide net GHG emissions reductions of 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050. The U.S. MCS charts a path that is achievable, consistent with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, and an acceleration of existing […]