About the Coordinator

Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator

joeThe Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator position was created by the California Public Utilities Commission in its decision on 2010-12 public goods charge energy efficiency programs. The position is funded by California investor owned utilities (Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company). But it is overseen by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the Institute for Local Government and the Local Government Commission.

The position is funded through 2014, and is tasked with developing local government energy efficiency best practices case studies (available from the side bar on the right side of this page), and tracking statewide progress on the local government chapter of the California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. The Coordinator also is advising the utilities on an annual statewide local government energy efficiency forum.

The Coordinator also writes a quarterly newsletter on local government energy issues, CURRENTS, and has an email list serve where events, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer requests, job postings and other items of interest to local governments are shared.

The Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator for 2010-13 is Joseph Oldham, who has worked on local government energy issues in California since 1993 as an employee of the Local Government Commission.

The new Coordinator, starting in 2014 is Joseph Oldham, former Sustainability Program Manager for the City of Fresno.

Joseph’s contact information is:

Joseph Oldham
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
1303 J Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-448-1198, extension 309
joldham@lgc.org