Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Resources for Local Governments

This site serves as a hub for energy efficiency and sustainability news, information, best practices and resources relevant to California’s local governments:

  • Visit the About page to learn more about the Coordinator, and the no-cost resources offered to local governments through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC).
  • Use the tag cloud to the right, and the drop downs above, to review energy efficiency best practices, what California’s local governments are up to, and more.
  • Support California’s local governments by responding to a request for information, or make a request of your own.
  • Interested in joining the network of 700+ local government, utility, and other energy efficiency professionals receiving WEEkly Updates by email? Email jdecker@lgc.org or add your name to the subscription box at the right to join the listserv.

Have a suggestion to make this site more useful to local government energy practitioners? Please contact jdecker@lgc.org.



Featured Resources and Events

Stage 2 Meetings of the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (what is the Coordinating Committee??)

Visit www.caeecc.org to attend:

  • April 25th: Residential and Commercial Subcommittee meetings (click for presentations)
  • Monday, May 2nd: Public Sector Subcommittee meeting
  • Tuesday, May 3rd: Workforce Education & Training Subcommittee meeting
  • Wednesday, May 4th: Codes & Standards Subcommittee meeting
  • Wednesday, May 4th: Emerging Technologies Subcommittee meeting
  • Thursday, May 5th: Industrial Subcommittee meeting
  • Friday, May 13th: Agricultural Subcommittee meeting

SEEC Webinar: Energy Efficiency Resources at the State Level 101

April 19th, 11:00am. Recorded webinar available. A great of overview who handles what in energy efficiency and sustainability at the state level, why, and what activities and resources are available now.

 

Registration is open for the 7th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum! Wednesday, June 15th- Thursday, June 16th, Riverside, California.

This forum, expanded to take place over 2 full days, is offered at no-cost to California local governments through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) and will feature updates from key state agencies, highlight innovative local energy and climate change programs, offer capacity-building trainings, and provide several networking opportunities. Register today at www.lgc.org/caseec/forums.

The 2016 Online Award Application for Beacon & Beacon Spotlight Award Consideration is now available!

The online application will be available until July 1st. Applicants will be notified of their award designations by September 1st. Cities will be honored at the League of California Cities Conference on October 6th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach. Awards for the winning counties will be given in conjunction with the California State Association of Counties Annual Conference in Palm Springs on December 1st. Learn more on the Institute for Local Government (ILG)’s website.

Interested in what energy efficiency programs and funds will be offered by the investor-owned utilities (IOUs), regional energy networks (RENs), and other Program Administrators in coming years? Sign up to review and influence program development with the EE Coordinating Committee!

Through a new process prioritizing stakeholder engagement, all parties interested are invited in sit in on meetings to review analysis and planning that go into planning ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs overseen by the CPUC. (This is part of the new “rolling portfolio” process through which Program Administrators create 5-year business plans for EE programming and funds.) To learn more, and stay updated on this fast-moving review process, sign up for email alerts with the EE Coordinating Committee.

Get an overview of the BEYOND Program from Alexa Washburn at the Western Riverside Council of Governments:

 

Hear from CEC Commissioners Hochschild and McAllister in this webinar recording of the implications of SB 350 and AB 802 for California’s local governments:

 


Past Events

EE Coordinating Committee Meetings: 3/16 Public Sector Business Plan Meeting

The Energy Efficiency “Coordinating Committee” authorized by CPUC Decision 15-10-028 will be hosting a public sector business plan meeting on March 16th from 9am-5pm in San Francisco, and by WebEx. This meeting will be an unprecedented opportunity for interested parties to review the plans that Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) and other Program Administrators are developing for their public sector energy efficiency programming. If you would like to receive email updates on this directly, contact Lara Ettenson at lettenson@nrdc.org. Click for more information.

 

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Funding Available – 3/16 Deadline

$320 million is currently available in cap and trade auction proceed funding through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program! Concept papers are due March 16th. Click here for more information.

 

Register Now! 2016 Yosemite Conference for Local Elected Officials – March 10th-13th, Yosemite National Park

Invited speakers will talk about the role of entrepreneurs in meeting evolving housing, travel, and mobility needs, how local governments can do more to respond to market needs, and what they can do to work with the private sector to optimize community benefits. Visit http://www.lgc.org/yosemite-2016/ for more information and registration.

What’s Next for RENs?

Friday, January 22nd – 10:00am-12:00pm | CPUC Auditorium in San Francisco

Remote access:

  • Join WebEx meeting: https://van.webex.com/van/j.php?MTID=mbd872e5db2f36484f98c022bc5efcae7
    • Meeting number: 744 303 263
    • Meeting password: !Energy1
  • Join by phone: 866-630-5989 Participant: 336 2110#

Presentation: http://eecoordinator.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CPUC-REN-Workshop-1-18-2016.pdf

December 3, 2015 – RENs Webinar

PY2013–2014 Regional Energy Networks Value and Effectiveness Study Report draft and appendices are now available and in the public comment period, which will remain open until 5:00 PM on December 11, 2015.  The documents are posted to the CPUC’s public document area and may be accessed directly at the links below. (The third link will download the comment template where commenters are requested to enter their comments and then upload to the CPUC’s public document area).

PY2013–2014 Regional Energy Networks Impact Assessment Report draft and appendices are now available and in the public comment period, which will remain open until 5:00 PM on December 7, 2015.  The documents are posted to the CPUC’s public document area and may be accessed directly at the links below. (The third link will download the comment template where commenters are requested to enter their comments and then upload to the CPUC’s public document area).

LGP & REN EM&V Roadmaps – Public Workshop

November 18, 2015 – 10-11am
Call in to: 886-630-5989 — Participant code 336 2110#

The Energy Division will be hosting a call open to the public and in conjunction with its Local Government Stakeholder Advisory Group for the purpose of receiving input on the update to the EM&V Roadmap, REN and LGP chapters (update for version 6 of the 2013-2015 EM&V Evaluation Plan).

LGP REN Roadmap Fall 2015 – public comment draft 11.18.2015

The comment period is now open and will remain open until 5pm Sunday November 30, 2015.