Saving Energy Helps Fight Climate Change
Conserve Natural Resources
Less energy demand, less demand on Earth’s resources.
Protect Ecosystems & Wildlife
Less energy wastes, less extraction needed for fossil fuels.
Reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2)/GHG Emissions
Less energy used, less fossil fuels released into the atmosphere.
How to Save Energy
Check out these tips to see what action you can take this season or year-round.
Power to the Strip
Using a power strip for electronic equipment, will help reduce phantom loads. Remember to turn the strip off when you’re not using it.
Unplug the Charger
Leaving charged smartphones and laptops plugged in wastes energy and can damage the battery.
Free the Filter
Replace dirty, clogged HVAC filters every one to two months during the summer to lower your energy use by 5% to 15%.
Adjust Your Water Heater
Turn your water heater down to 120ºF (if health permits) to save energy.
Upgrade the Goods
Switch to energy-efficient appliances, fans and electronics with certified products throughout your home.
Turn the Lights Off
Simply flip the switch off when no one is in a room, and you'll save energy. It's too easy.
Stock the Freezer
Keep your freezer full. An empty freezer uses more energy to stay cold. Pack your freezer with more food or even with gallon containers of water.
Close Your Shades
Close your shades during the day. The heat will stay out while you stay in.
Set Your AC
Adjust your thermostat to 78° or higher to help lower your energy bill.
Free the Vents
Move furniture blocking vents to let the cool air flow freely through your home.
Use a Fan
Wave goodbye to high energy bills by cooling off when you can.
Space to Vent
Move furniture away from vents. Obstructing vents blocks heat, wastes energy and may even pose a fire hazard.
Cover the Floor
Rugs and carpeting aid with heat retention, and they’re more comfortable on bare feet.
Lower the Heat
Switch the thermostat to 68°F or lower to stay cozy and save energy.
Let the Light In
Open blinds on sunny days so you can warm your home and turn the lights off.
Insulate Your Home
Protect your home from the cold outside by keeping it properly insulated.
Put on a few layers when you're inside your home to avoid turning up the heat.
Saving energy doesn’t have to be hard. Check out these simple tips to help you take action, save energy and protect California.
Climate change patterns are changing in California. Since the mid 20th century, climate scientists have tracked global warming trends and attributed them largely to human activity.
California's Energy Goals
California has ambitious energy goals, but we need your help to reach them. The most ambitious of all is Senate Bill 100: getting California to run on 100% clean energy by 2045.