Chapter 11

What If This Actually Works? Implementing California’s Zero Net Energy Goals

Anna M. LaRue1, Noelle C. Cole1 and Peter W. Turnbull2, 1Principal, Resource Refocus LLC, 2Principal Program Manager, Zero Net Energy Pilot Program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Corresponding author. The views and opinions expressed in this chapter are wholly those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

1 Introduction

In the 2008 California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) put forward four “Big Bold” goals to define California’s energy future. Two of these goals focus on zero net energy (ZNE) construction: ...

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