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.

Year Round
Power to the Strip

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

Unplug the Charger

Leaving charged smartphones and laptops plugged in wastes energy and can damage the battery.

Free the Filter

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

Adjust Your Water Heater

Turn your water heater down to 120ºF (if health permits) to save energy.

Upgrade the Goods

Upgrade the Goods

Switch to energy-efficient appliances, fans and electronics with certified products throughout your home.

Turn the Lights Off

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

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.

Summer
Close Your Shades

Close Your Shades

Close your shades during the day. The heat will stay out while you stay in.

Set Your AC

Set Your AC

Adjust your thermostat to 78° or higher to help lower your energy bill.

Free the Vents

Free the Vents

Move furniture blocking vents to let the cool air flow freely through your home.

Use a Fan

Use a Fan

Wave goodbye to high energy bills by cooling off when you can.

Winter
Space to Vent

Space to Vent

Move furniture away from vents. Obstructing vents blocks heat, wastes energy and may even pose a fire hazard.

Cover the Floor

Cover the Floor

Rugs and carpeting aid with heat retention, and they’re more comfortable on bare feet.

Lower the Heat

Lower the Heat

Switch the thermostat to 68°F or lower to stay cozy and save energy.

Let the Light In

Let the Light In

Open blinds on sunny days so you can warm your home and turn the lights off.

Insulate Your Home

Insulate Your Home

Protect your home from the cold outside by keeping it properly insulated.

Bundle Up

Bundle Up

Put on a few layers when you're inside your home to avoid turning up the heat.

Energy Tips

Energy Tips

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

Climate Change

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'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.