Find coverage from TIME Magazine on why so much of the achievement of energy and climate goals rests with cities.
The Cities of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, and other organizations (including two partners of the SEEC collaborative) have been awarded funding from the San Diego (more…)
Register Now: Webinar on the Economic Risks of Climate Change in California – Tuesday, 7/14 11am-12:30pm
Join the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Change (ARCCA) and Risky Business Project for a webinar diving into Risky Business’ economic risk assessment of climate change in California with the lead author of the California report, Jamesine Rogers, and Risky Business’ Communications Director, Tan Copsey. Learn about the advantages of taking a risk-based approach…
Learn how to dovetail your energy efficiency and sustainability strategic planning and programming with the needs and the values of your community from EE leaders in Sonoma County:
The City of Watsonville in Santa Cruz County made an innovative move earlier this week, and adopted both its new Climate Action Plan (CAP), and a Carbon Fund Ordinance to (more…)
The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) has released an Adaptation and Resiliency Strategy, as part of its CAPtivate project through which WRCOG released a (more…)
From the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC): Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Keith Carson, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC), and ten other public agencies today announced the (more…)
The Local Government Commission (LGC), through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), hosted this webinar to focus on clearing up confusion on the roles (more…)
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…)
The Los Altos City Council unanimously approved the City’s Climate Action Plan at the council meeting Dec. 10, 2013. As shared by the City: “The actions Los Altos will take were selected to provide benefit beyond greenhouse gas emission reductions. The bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure will be expanded. This will be good for people who…
Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, delivers the keynote address (more…)
Indian Wells Approves Climate/Energy Action Plan, Retro-commissioning and Voluntary Green Building Program through Desert Cities Partnership
The City of Indian Wells, as part of the Desert Cities Energy Partnership involving Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, has approved a set of energy efficiency policies and programs – including a Climate Action Plan, Energy Action Plan, retro-commissioning measures, and a voluntary green building program. The Climate…
2012 White Paper, Regional Climate Action Plans: A New Approach to Facilitating Local Government Greenhouse Gas Reductions
A new paper reviewing Climate Action Plan projects sponsored by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, Kern Council of Governments and Coachella Valley Association of Governments can be read here. Abstract: Due to a confluence of political climate and favorable funding sources, local governments throughout California are on the forefront of planning efforts…
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) released a new white paper on energy efficiency and climate adaptation called Energy Efficiency: A Tool for Climate Adaptation.
From SEEC’s ILG: Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California’s Environmental Review Process: A Local Official’s Guide
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has developed a CEQA Greenhouse Gas Guide for elected officials, Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California’s Environmental Review Process: A Local Official’s Guide, that includes a brief discussion about climate action plans and the CEQA guidelines.