"This is the wave of the future," said Energy Commission Chairman Charles Imbrecht. "More and more we will be communicating using the Internet. We also are fulfilling an important function for government -- making information more accessible to the public."
The Commission's HomePage can be found at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/ Once there, Internet travelers can click on any one of four buttons that will lead them to a wealth of information about energy in California:
On-line are two newsletters, the Blueprint (discusses building efficiency standards) and (coming in January) the Alternative Fuel Briefs (discusses alternative fueled vehicles).
The Commission is developing consumer-oriented pages on its Internet site. Planned for the future will be the country's most extensive database (more than 64,000 items) of energy efficient appliances. Also on-line will be the entire text of Title 24, the state's code on efficiency standards for residential and nonresidential buildings.
Also planned is the entire text of the Commission's directory of company's that are engaged in exporting energy goods and services to other countries. The Energy Export Directory contains more than 800 companies, their products and how to reach them. Having their names available on the Internet will allow people across the globe access to California's extensive know-how in energy technologies. The Internet offers an new way to market those firms.
The Commission also plans to have all of its filings available on-line dealing with the 1996 Electricity Report (ER96). Because of the California Public Utility Commission's pending decision on restructuring and deregulating the electric utility industry, ER96 is considered by many to be a crucial policy document for the State of California.
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Energy HomePage is, once again:
For more information about the Commission's Internet site, please contact Bob Aldrich by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 916-654-4989.
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