Job Announcement: Climate Program Assistant, San Francisco Department of Environment

The City and County of San Francisco Department of Environment is hiring a Climate Program Assistant! An excerpt from the position description is included below. Learn more and apply through the full description on the SF Environment webpage, here.


Climate Program Assistant: Position Description

The position assists the Department of the Environment in conducting data collection, management and calculations for policy at the municipal operations and community levels, and various climate related research and implementation projects. The Assistant will demonstrate informed interest or experience with climate/energy/environmental work, organizations, and policy. Basic work tasks include, but are not limited to:

·         Assisting City Departments to develop and report their carbon reduction efforts

·         Performing the Greenhouse gas emissions inventories

·         Work with more senior staff on inventory methodology

·         Data sourcing, collection, formatting, and entry

·         Data analysis, trend projections, data presentation and info graphics

·         Interface with various City department’s IT platforms and data collection systems

·         Perform research on climate issues

·         Assist with project and program implementation, organizing meetings, and other project tasks

·         Contact with other City staff and community stakeholders

·         Provide administrative support and perform other tasks as requested

·         There is no need to drive a motor vehicle for any of these tasks.

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Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting 8/24 for the Sacramento County Climate Action Plan

Sacramento County is kicking off their Climate Action Plan with a series of stakeholder meetings starting Wednesday, August 24th. These stakeholder meetings will be held during the daytime with representatives of public agencies, business organizations, Continue reading

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California Lawmakers Propose Spending Plan for $1.2B in Cap and Trade Funds

This Wednesday, California’s State Senate proposed a series of clean energy funding initiatives totaling $1.2 billion to address greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and air pollution in urban environments. Continue reading

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From Environmental Leader: Commercial Waste Collection Zones Reduces Truck Traffic, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new study of New York City reveals that commercial waste collection zones may reduce truck traffic and greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste collection. “The City’s current open-market commercial waste system generates excess truck traffic, is highly Continue reading

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USDOE Webinar 8/30: International Hydrogen Infrastructure Update

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USDOE Webinar 8/26: Technology Innovation Competition

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “JUMP SIEMENS Call for Innovation” on Friday, August 26, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Join this webinar to learn about JUMP, an online community seeking your input for technology Continue reading

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New CEC Staff Report on Mitigation Options for Contingencies Threatening Southern California Electric Reliability

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CEC Releases 2016 Energy Code Guidance for Designers: Low-Rise Residential Mandatory Measures

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just released the 2016 Low-Rise Residential Mandatory Measures Summary – this is a great document to share with your buildings departments as a resource to help designers and permit applicants in your jurisdiction Continue reading

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U.S. Energy Storage Summit 2016 December 7th-8th: Early Bird Prices End 8/31

The 2016 U.S. Energy Storage Summit will be held in San Francisco this December 7th and 8th – and early bird prices for registration end August 31st! Click here to review the full agenda (topics below), or here to register. Continue reading

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From Greentech Media: Energy-Efficient Homes Are Worth More. So Let’s Create an Easy Metric for Buyers

We’ve seen a lot of recent studies on how energy efficient homes are worth more; but, communicating this value has been a challenge, making the market slow to respond and leaving dollars and energy efficiency opportunities on the table in our communities. (This Continue reading

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From Greentech Media: California Utilities Are Fast-Tracking Battery Projects

Driven by the shutdown of Aliso Canyon, Southern California’s utilities are turning to energy storage developers to get battery projects up and running at a record speed. This week, utilities Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric officially asked the Continue reading

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New Water-Energy Publication from ACEEE: The Energy-Water Nexus: Exploring the Stream of Opportunities

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From New Buildings Institute: California hits 100 ZNE verified and emerging buildings milestone

The California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) announced earlier this month California continues the march toward its zero net energy (ZNE) goals, with 108 new and renovated commercial Continue reading

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RFP Announcement: San Francisco Department of Environment, As Needed Energy and Climate Programs

The City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFEnvironment) announces a Request for Proposals for As Needed Energy Services for the Department’s energy and climate programs, including energy efficiency, renewable and alternative Continue reading

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Job Announcement: Marketing Manager, MCE (Apply by August 25th)

MCE (Marin Clean Energy) is hiring for a Marketing Manager! A short description is below. To learn more and apply, visit the full description on MCE’s webpage, here.

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