As covered in the California Aggie, a new app for student feedback is letting UC Davis know when everyone wants the A/C turned down: TherMOOstat is a data collection app that can be accessed on smartphones and laptops; (more…)
The Local Government Commission (LGC) is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to serve as Energy Program Manager. See more about the position below. For more job announcements, click here. The Energy Program Manager will oversee multiple projects led by the Local Government Commission including administering an Advanced Energy Community EPIC grant in the (more…)
The California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) will host a public comment opportunity for interested parties regarding the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) – Phase 2 design. CSD will provide a general overview of proposed modifications to the existing LIWP (more…)
Earlier this month, the City of Palo Alto shared its findings on adoption of reach code to require building energy efficiencies 10% above the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Excerpts from the City’s report to City Council are available below – these excerpts provide a great overview of how reach codes…
The City of Victorville, located in San Bernardino County, passed its draft Climate Action Plan earlier this month. Learn more in the coverage by Victorville Daily Press below, or (more…)
The Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted a document that provides the summation of California Climate Investments by region, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), county, and legislative district (document available on ARB’s website here). As described (more…)
As shared by Lancaster Choice Energy, “Lancaster Choice Energy, the City of Lancaster’s very own locally-run clean energy power program, was recently awarded a $1.47 million dollar grant by the California Energy Commission. The grant serves as a way for (more…)
As reported by The Coast News Group, Solana Beach “moved one step closer to increasing its use of renewable energy after council members at the May 11 meeting took several actions in response to a Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, technical analysis (more…)
Using a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is working to build a low-carbon community microgrid to power the entire 100-acre (more…)
Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)’s new alternative power plant at a dairy south of Elk Grove uses anaerobic digestion to generate up to 225 kilowatts of electricity, enough to serve about 125 homes. Read more from the Sacramento Business Journal here.
Congratulations to the City of Santa Monica for updating their City code that reaches beyond the energy code to further local solar photovoltaic installs. A summary from the City’s website is below. The California Green Building Standards (CALGreen) and California Energy Code (Energy (more…)
ARB June 2nd Workshop: Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Presentations and Preliminary Draft Regulation Order
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted the presentations and preliminary draft regulation order for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) workshop to be held on June 2, 2016. (more…)
Check out the first episode of the U.S. Department of Energy’s new podcast: Tackling the Hidden Costs of Rooftop Solar:
As shared by PG&E in its post, 7 Questions to Ask Your Building Owner When Considering a Green Lease: Rent, length of lease agreement, upfront investment, build-out allowances and property (more…)
Click here for a presentation by LEAN Energy on Community Choice Aggregation in California.