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.

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 68ºF or lower to stay comfortable and save energy.

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.

Adjust Your Water Heater

Adjust Your Water Heater

Turn your water heater down to 120ºF to save energy.

Unplug the Charger

Unplug the Charger

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

Who We Are

Energy Upgrade California® is a statewide initiative committed to reaching our state’s energy goals. We’re here to give you the tools, knowledge and inspiration to Keep it Golden, as it takes all of us to move California forward.

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.

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