The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) hosted their first quarter regional forum on March 30th. The theme of the forum focused on household electrification to achieve zero net energy in buildings. The forum began with a presentation on ZNE goals for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards from Chris Meyer of the California Energy Commission (CEC)….
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced that its next Thought Leaders Speaker Series will feature Stanford University Professor Chris B. Field and Senior Research Associate Dr. Katherine J. Mach of Carnegie Science’s Department of
Know great cleantech innovators? Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) and its partners are seeking pre-commercial products and solutions from global clean technology innovators for energy efficiency, energy recovery and renewable energy solutions
The Microgrids Convergence Conference will be held October 25th-26th in San Mateo! The Microgrids Convergence Conference will consist of two, unique, content-rich days:
As covered by BizJournal’s July 28th article, funding green upgrades is made easier as the market shows the value of and desire for energy efficient real estate: Earlier this year, Atlanta-based Jamestown Properties sold the 145,400-square-foot 799 Market St. in San Francisco, turning a nice 48 percent return from the $96 million it paid in…
In March of 2016, San Mateo County joined with 20 of its cities to found California’s fourth CCA (Community Choice Aggregate). Though the Peninsula Clean Energy Authority (PCEA) will continue to obtain electricity through PG&E’s existing power lines, it will also
In recent history, highly visible prize competitions have spurred innovative approaches to some of the most difficult challenges facing mankind. Despite the many innovative efficiency measures now in place throughout the country, the United States wastes more
The City and County of San Francisco is hiring for a Distributed Energy Projects Manager! A short description is below. Learn more and apply at San Francisco’s employment posting here.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy Board Approves to Start Operation 2017, Providing 100% Clean Energy at Lower Rates
Per Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s July 14th press release: The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCE), a partnership of 12 local governments, will bring its residents and businesses 100% carbon free electricity at lower costs when it begins operation in 2017. On July 13th, SVCE’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the plan.
SolarCity and PG&E have announced a collaborative demonstration to see how the coordinated use of solar smart inverters and behind the meter energy storage could provide enhanced benefits to the grid.
Congratulations to Sonoma County and Tulare County’s Woodlake Unified School District for the approval of California Energy Commission (CEC) loans to install solar photovoltaics (PV) in their buildings. Per the CEC’s release:
As shared in the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s release: The California Energy Commission approved six grants July 13th focused on energy efficiency with $8 million awarded for technologies and measures designed to achieve zero net
The following was shared in the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)’s July 5th newsletter. To subscribe, or learn more about BayREN’s programs, visit bayren.org. Water customers in Windsor and Hayward can use Windsor Efficiency PAYS® and Green Hayward PAYS® to install water upgrades with no up-front cost and immediate
Hear from the Cities of Oakland and Richmond on their experience visiting Paris during the COP21 Climate Conference in December 2015, specific examples on their leadership on energy and climate in their communities, and advice for local governments looking to
Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is hiring for two new positions: a Customer Program Manager and Customer Programs Specialist. Short position descriptions are below. To review more and apply, visit MCE’s Careers Page. Applications are due by July 15th and July 20th (see below).