California’s energy sector—including use of electricity and natural gas—accounts for about half of the State’s near-term GHG emissions. In October 2015, the Governor signed SB 350, which requires the State to double building energy efficiency and increase renewable energy to 50 percent by 2030.
California Climate Investments provide funding for energy efficiency and clean energy generation, reduced energy and water use through installation of more efficient appliances, and agricultural equipment. Residential energy efficiency programs support SB 350 targets through investments that allow low-income homeowners in disadvantaged communities to improve their homes through weatherization and solar installation projects.
Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Programs
The California Energy Commission program will support new and expanded renewable ultra-low carbon transportation fuel production at commercial scale, helping the State’s fuel industry work towards a low-carbon future.
The program funds the development of dairy digesters that reduce methane emissions from manure in California, and research and demonstration projects to study manure management practices that reduce GHG emissions. Dairy producers, non-profit organizations and research universities are eligible for funds.
Download Dairy Digester program factsheet (English and Español)
This new program will provide incentives to encourage California’s food producers to adopt advanced technologies. Eligible projects include upgrades to existing infrastructure, installation of advanced efficiency measures, and industrial process improvements that result in reductions in energy use and GHG emissions.
Installation of energy efficiency measures, appliance updates, and renewable energy projects in single and multifamily low‐income housing units within disadvantaged communities.
Download Low Income Weatherization program factsheet (English and Español)
This new program will provide financial assistance for capital costs of on‑site renewable energy generation. Eligible projects may include wind energy and solar installations. Energy cost savings from project implementation will be re‑invested in disadvantaged communities to promote workforce development and community health.
SWEEP provides grants for crop irrigation systems that both reduce GHGs and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible project components include: sensors to improve irrigation scheduling, micro-irrigation systems, pump improvements or retrofits, fuel conversion, low pressure irrigation systems, variable frequency drives, and pumping reduction measures.
Download State Water Efficiency and Enhancement program factsheet (English and Español)
Provides funds to implement residential, commercial, or institutional water efficiency programs or projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce water and energy use.
Download Water-Energy Efficiency program factsheet (English and Español)
This program helps homeowners replace old, inefficient, and polluting wood stoves with cleaner burning and more efficient home heating devices. California residents using uncertified wood stoves or inserts as their primary heat source can get incentives to purchase and install electric, gas or EPA-certified wood devices. The incentive amount depends on the residence location and household income. Low-income households may qualify for the full cost of replacement.
Download Woodsmoke Reduction program factsheet (English and Español)