Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan
On Sept. 18, 2008, the CPUC adopted California’s first Long Term Energy
Efficiency Strategic Plan, presenting a single roadmap to achieve
maximum energy savings across all major groups and sectors in
California. The Strategic Plan was subsequently updated in January 2011
to include a lighting chapter.
This comprehensive Plan for 2009
to 2020 is the state’s first integrated framework of goals and
strategies for saving energy, covering government, utility, and private
sector actions, and holds energy efficiency to its role as the highest
priority resource in meeting California’s energy needs.
California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan
Action plans provide a framework for implementing each chapter of
the Strategic Plan. They (a) specify and prioritize key actions to
achieve milestones in the Plan, (b) identify champions (or key
initiative leads) to pursue these actions, (c) track and report on
progress (D.10-09-047 at 6).
Zero Net Energy Buildings
The Strategic Plan and 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report adopted zero net energy goals for new construction in California.
2013 Integrated Energy Policy Report further defined Zero Net Energy
Buildings and laid out the necessary steps and renewables options for
achieving the ZNE 2020 goals.