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The following entities for energy include:

  1. Federal
  2. State
  3. Energy Programs (city/county/statewide)


The National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a branch of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the independent statistical and analytical agency within the United States Department of Energy, provides information on energy production, disposition, reserves, historical data, forecasts, and analyses for coal, electricity, gas, oil, nuclear, and alternate fuels.

National Energy Information Center, EI-30
Energy Information Administration
US Department of Energy
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-8800

Consumers may request selected EIA energy publications free of charge. The NTIS also sells EIA publications in hard copy and microfiche form, and models and databases on diskette and magnetic tape.


The California Energy Commission, a statutorily created commission which functions under the Governor, is responsible for five basic areas: forecasting future statewide electricity needs; licensing power plants to meet those needs; promoting energy conservation; developing renewable energy resources and alternative energy technologies and planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies. The Commission is responsible for regulations on an electric vehicle's power supply.

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
(916) 654-4287

Contact by Mail:
1516 Ninth Street, MS-29
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Energy Standards Hotline
(800) 772-3300

Energy representatives provide technical assistance on energy standards for residential and nonresidential buildings constructed in California and major appliances sold in California.


The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income house-holds pay their energy bill. Eligibility is based on the household's total monthly income.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
(866) 675-6623
(916) 327-5318 (TDD)

The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) is a reduced rate program for low-income house-holds that provides a 15% monthly discount on gas and electric charges for Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) (800) 743-5000

Consumers can check with their local utility company for information on Energy Assistance programs in their area.

Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center

See also: Conservation (State of California, Department of)

Other referrals: None

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