CEC Workshop 8/22: Measuring the Success of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Commissioner Janea Scott, Lead Commissioner on Transportation of the California Energy Commission, will conduct a workshop to discuss the use of metrics within the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). This (more…)

California Releases Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (Comments Requested by July 6th)

The state has released a Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan in response to Governor Brown’s B-32-15 Executive Order, with comments requested on the Draft Plan by July 6th. (more…)

California small businesses recognized through CoolCalifornia.org for implementing climate-smart strategies

Earlier this week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the winners of the 6th CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards, recognizing small businesses that demonstrate leadership and make notable, voluntary achievements toward reducing their carbon footprint. CARB’s press release is shared below: “These businesses illustrate the California story,” said CARB Chair Mary Nichols. “From Eureka to San…

ACEEE Study Reviews Energy Efficiency Financing Coverage, Gaps, and Latest Trends

A new study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews coverage, gaps, and latest trends in energy efficiency financing. The study looks at: Financing trends in high coverage areas, including efficiency improvements to new and existing buildings, hybrid/electric vehicles and energy-efficient IT; Sectors that still contain gaps in financing option coverage,…

Energy Roadmaps Completed for all SANDAG Cities, Implementation Underway

Through collaboration with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and support from its local government partnership with SDG&E, the Cities of Solana Beach and Poway recently released their Energy Roadmaps. These Roadmaps serve as management plans that provide the Cities with a framework to identify ways to save energy in government operations and in the…

San Jose’s Green Vision Progress, 2014

San Jose’s progress on its Green Vision goals are up. Metrics are tracked on each of the following ten goals of the plan: Goal 1: Create 25,000 Clean Tech Jobs as the World Center of Clean Innovation Goal 2: Reduce Per Capita Energy Use by 50% Goal 3: Receive 100% of Our Electrical Power from…

San Jose’s Clean Fleet

A key part of San Jose’s 2007 “Green Vision” climate action plan is finding solutions in transportation – which makes up for 40% of Santa Clara County’s total carbon emissions. San Jose used the plan to set a goal to move its entire public fleet to 100% alternative fuels. San Jose keeps the public up-to-date on their…
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