The City of Sebastopol has elected to take on 13 of the 14 possible goals of the new “Climate Action 2020” plan facilitated by the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA). The RCPA has partnered with all nine cities and towns of Sonoma County to
The below is a special request and opportunity to participate in a survey to inform the Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) of local government energy data experiences:
ARB Research Seminar May 24th: Effects of Complete Streets on Travel Behavior and Exposure to Vehicular Emissions
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:30 p.m., PDT (WEBCAST) Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California With growing interests in travel demand management, smart growth,
Moving from planning to implementation takes a group effort. San Diego is taking this a step further by looking for the best and brightest ideas for climate action plan
This week, the City of San Diego made its Climate Action Plan (CAP) legally binding in a powerful bipartisan agreement. The signing of the CAP is making headlines for its goal for
ICMA 2015 Survey Findings: What Motivates and What Challenges Local Government Sustainability Planning
In honor of Earth Day last Friday, the ICMA has shared some key findings from their national 2015 Local Government Sustainability Practices Survey, including:
Palo Alto’s City Council adopted the general framework of its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its April 18th meeting, committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030.
The Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) has prepared a draft climate action plan (CAP), Climate Action 2020: A Regional Program for Sonoma County Communities
The Paris Agreement is moving countries forward on climate and energy commitments: Papua New Guinea recently became the first country to formally submit the final version
Click here to learn the types of actions La Canada Flintridge is considering, and reviewed at their April 7th stakeholder meeting at City Hall, to include in their climate action plan. For more on climate action plans, click here.
This article shares how San Diego is exploring Consumer Choice Aggregation (CCA) as part of its Climate Action Plan.
In 2013, Inyo County partnered with Southern California Edison (SCE) to research opportunities for seed money and to develop policies to set up an energy efficiency revolving loan fund (EERLF) to serve as a dedicated source of funding for energy-saving
The City of San Diego is looking for an Energy Program Coordinator! Description of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department, and a short description of the position, is copied below. For more on the position and to
The Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC)’s quarterly meeting was held in San Francisco this past Friday. Highlights from the meeting of potential interest to local governments include: Addition of second local government member to the Committee. Barry Hooper of the City and County of San Francisco had previously been the only local government representative on the…
Looking for Funding? More than $569 million available to local governments for climate and energy initiatives from federal agencies
Ten different federal funding opportunities, totaling more than $569 million shared through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy newsletter are shared below. To sign up for EPA’s newsletter, or learn more, visit the EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program site. 1) DOE State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards – $5 million Applications…