The California Public Utilities Commission, Patrick Stoner (Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator), the Local Government Commission and California’s Four Investor Owned Utilities, would like to invite you to participate in one of our upcoming workshops or a webcast that will connect several regions across the State to share your feedback and provide…
Click here to take a look at a presentation on El Cerrito’s revolving fund for energy and water efficiency projects, presented at the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum.
Yuba County Completes First Solar Project, Energy Efficiency Measures through Energy Performance Contract
Yuba County has completed a set of solar and energy efficiency projects using an energy performance contract. The solar installation is expected to generate over 1 Megawatt of electricity at two sites and, together with a set of energy efficiency measures, reduce the county’s annual energy purchases by 50 percent. The project’s energy efficiency improvements…
“For years, the solar industry has complained about wide disparities in the permitting fees California cities charge for solar installations on homes, schools, churches and retail stores, not to mention the amount (more…)
Click here to review Riverside County’s SEEC presentation on the impetus for, structure, and value of its Energy Conservation Fund. For more on revolving funds, click here for additional posts, or here for a list of local governments using revolving loan funds to further local government energy efficiency and sustainability projects.
Adopted June 11th, Hermosa Beach has set a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal for its municipal facilities and operations, and has set a number of plans for a clean municipal fleet to achieve this goal. The Clean Flee Policy and Action Plan was adopted by the City June 11th and is available on the City’s…
Water related energy use accounts for approximately 19% of California’s electricity usage, emphasizing the opportunity to conserve energy through water efficiency measures. This breakout session from (more…)
Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, delivers the keynote address (more…)
Local governments throughout California are collaborating to share expertise and leverage resources. This session from the 4th annual SEEC Forum provides an overview of three regional energy efficiency (more…)
This breakout session from the 4th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum provides information to develop successful, regionally relevant community and business outreach (more…)
Indian Wells Approves Climate/Energy Action Plan, Retro-commissioning and Voluntary Green Building Program through Desert Cities Partnership
The City of Indian Wells, as part of the Desert Cities Energy Partnership involving Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, has approved a set of energy efficiency policies and programs – including a Climate Action Plan, Energy Action Plan, retro-commissioning measures, and a voluntary green building program. The Climate…
Learn from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Supervisor Michael Antonovich about LA’s procurement of 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30 million clean air bus technology pilot project.
USDOE Publication: Partnering with Utilities and Other Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficiency Program Administrators
See a new publication featuring best practices and case studies in partnering on energy programs, available on USDOE’s website here. Among the case studies featured is the utility-local government partnership, the Silicon Valley Energy Watch.
El Cerrito adopted their Climate Action Plan on May 21st, targeting energy reductions of 15% by 2020 and 30% by 2035. The plan features a number of strategies to achieve these goals, including: transit-oriented development and streetscape changes to support efficient transportation, weatherization of homes, utilization of residential and commercial PACE and other financing programs, requiring…