Indicators of Climate Change in California

From record temperatures to proliferating wildfires and rising seas, climate change poses an immediate and escalating threat to California’s environment, public health, and economic vitality. Recent climate-related events – such as the devastating 2017 wildfires and the recordsetting 2012-16 drought – have highlighted the challenges that confront the state as its climate continues to evolve.…

Seizing the moment with strategic climate strategies for subnationals

“The United States needs meaningful federal action—not just subnational action—to address climate change. For now, however, as Professors Cary Coglianese and Shana Starobin stated in their initial essay, “subnational governments may offer the only meaningful hope for the United States to make significant policy progress.” We agree on this. The remaining question—and perhaps the site…

IEPR Workshop on Climate Adaptation and Resilience for the Energy System

The California Energy Commission will jointly conduct a workshop with the CPUC to discuss new scientific and policy advances on climate adaptation and resilience for the energy system. The workshop is part of the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) proceeding. Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller and lead Commissioner for the 2017 IEPR will…

Grant: Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts. The deadline to submit applications is October 9th, 2017. Characterization and mitigation of climate change consequences for hydropower generation and electricity…

Looking for Funding? More than $177 Million is Available for State and Local Government Activities on Coastal Resiliency, Health Impacts of Climate Change, HUD Choice Neighborhoods, and More

Shared in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletter below, more than $177 million in funding and technical assistance is available for state, local, and tribal governments from (more…)

Case Study: Energy Efficiency in Chula Vista (SDG&E)

Through its partnership with SDG&E®, the City of Chula Vista created innovative approaches to advance municipal and community energy efficiency. Underserved audiences like small businesses, elderly, youth and low-income residents are reached (more…)
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