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Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies

Providing global warming solutions for California and the West

two stars

77.02

1100 Eleventh Street Suite 311
Sacramento, CA 95814
tel: (916) 442-7785   Web Site
EIN: 68-0260751

Board Leadership
Laura Wisland
Co-Chair

CEO
V. John White
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.02 two stars
  Financial 71.18 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) is a public-benefit organization founded in 1990 originally to pool the combined resources of key public interest and environmental groups together with new energy technology private sector companies to jointly approach the California Public Utilities Commission for consensus policies to encourage greater utilization of renewable resources for utility electricity supplies. We have since expanded our activities before the full spectrum of federal, state, regional and local energy decision agencies and built our capacity to provide technical and policymaking assistance regarding cost effective, less polluting, and climate-friendly non-fossil fuel resources and technologies.

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) is a public-benefit organization founded in 1990 originally to pool the combined resources of key public interest and environmental groups together with new energy technology private sector companies to jointly approach the California Public Utilities Commission for consensus policies to encourage greater utilization of renewable resources for utility electricity supplies. We have since expanded our activities before the full spectrum of federal, state, regional and local energy decision agencies and built our capacity to provide technical and policymaking assistance regarding cost effective, less polluting, and climate-friendly non-fossil fuel resources and technologies.

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Financial

two stars

71.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CA) 77.02 two stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 91.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,135,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $34,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,170,074
   Program Service Revenue $1,168,687
Total Primary Revenue $2,338,761
   Other Revenue $69,085
TOTAL REVENUE $2,407,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,873,272
   Administrative Expenses $420,535
   Fundraising Expenses $40,258
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,334,065
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $73,781
   
Net Assets $131,030

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 77.02 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.32 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 74.84 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.28 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.49 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 73.28 two stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 79.55 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 87.31 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 90.02 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 84.85 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 86.15 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 86.82 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 67.56 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 68-0260751
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,103 5.87% V. John White Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CA) 77.02 two stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 91.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
1100 Eleventh Street
Suite 311
Sacramento, CA 95814
tel: (916) 442-7785
fax: (916) 447-2940
EIN: 68-0260751

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Board Leadership

Laura Wisland
Co-Chair

CEO

V. John White
Executive Director

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