Central Valley Grant Technical Assistance Cohort

In partnership with the Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator (BPC), Local Government Commission (LGC), and Institute for Local Governments (ILG), ICLEI will be hosting a structured technical assistance program in June for 5-8 local governments in the Central Valley on energy and grants. The program will guide agencies through resources provided by the state and…

City of Lemoore Joins 4 Schools to Launch CNG Fuel Station

Lately, we’ve seen a very welcome decline in the price of gasoline. Nearly ten years ago, however, transportation costs were high and government, education and other industries needed to change the way their fleets operated in order to deal with the rising fuel costs. The City of Lemoore and four school districts in the area – Lemoore Union…

City of Visalia Achieves Energy Cost Savings with LED Retrofit

The City of Visalia, located in California’s Tulare County, has been a member of the VIEW (Valley Innovative Energy Watch) Partnership since 2010. As a highly involved member of VIEW, the City has shown its dedication to becoming an energy efficient municipality by applying for and completing several projects and retrofits over the years. The…

From ILG: California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition

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 (more…)

CEC Approves $8M for Energy-Efficient Technologies

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 (more…)

Managing EV Adoption: Lessons from Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Electric vehicle rollout requires management of a number of different concerns – including new infrastructure, peak electric load and consumption considerations, and customer concerns. In this article from Valley Vision, hear from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Manager of the Electric Transportation and Energy & Research Bill Boyce on what SMUD is doing to get the…

No-Cost Financing and Economic Development Conference 3/29 in Salinas

Presented by PG&E and CSU Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center, a No-Cost Financing and Economic Development Conference will be held in Salinas in March 29th. The Conference is available to lenders, business owners, and local economic development executives and local government officials. See the event flyer for more information.