The Energy Gang brings in Sam Brooks, the former director of the District of Columbia’s sustainability division to discuss the data issue for cities that want take the lead on climate change. Sam highlights the importance of energy efficiency and local governments ability to make change happen. He is also critical of some of the…
SB 356 requires the CPUC to make capacity, distribution infrastructure and pricing data available to the public in a machine-readable format on the Internet by Jan. 1, 2019. The data would include energy data submitted to the agency as part of utilities’ integrated resource plans, descriptions of grid needs or deficiencies, and electricity pricing data….
From Greentech Media: Energy-Efficient Homes Are Worth More. So Let’s Create an Easy Metric for Buyers
We’ve seen a lot of recent studies on how energy efficient homes are worth more; but, communicating this value has been a challenge, making the market slow to respond and leaving dollars and energy efficiency opportunities on the table in our communities. (This
New Waste and Materials Tracking in EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Building and Energy Managers Save
The EPA has launched a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.
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:
US Dept. of Energy Awards Nearly $1.3 Million to Encourage Data-Driven Local Energy Planning; Releases Research Results
In support of cities’ efforts to reduce energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of energy efficiency technologies, the Energy Department today selected three projects to help cities integrate energy analysis and data into their strategic decision
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has launched its Electric System Operating Data Tool. The web-based tool provides nearly real-time data, analysis, and visualizations of hourly, daily, and weekly electricity supply and demand on a national
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 U.S. DOE recently updated the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) website. The update allows users to search by zip code to get an energy profile for their respective city, including climate and emissions data, electricity and natural gas usage and/or expenditures by sector, vehicle fuel use, renewable energy economic potential, and more.
Last week, the Obama Administration announced a sweeping initiative aimed at growing energy storage, demand management and renewable energy resources, while investigating the best way to integrate those into an increasingly flexible
ALJ Hymes’ and ALJ Fitch’s Joint Administrative Ruling Providing Guidance on Compliance with AB 793 Activities
In this ruling, CPUC Judge Hymes and CPUC Judge Fitch request that Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Gas Company shall propose to the Commission comprehensive, innovative, and
A new eBook, Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws: Simplifying Compliance and Creating Value for Your Organization, provides benchmarking values and best practices for local governments and building owners and managers alike. Read a short
Presentations from the CEC’s 6/6 workshop on electric vehicle infrastructure funding are now available on the CEC’s webpage for this docket (16-ALT-01), including:
Upcoming Federal Agency Webcasts: Ask the Expert, EPA Portfolio Manager Training, Renewables for Tribes and Residential and More
See the below upcoming webcasts as shared in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletter: This message provides details about 15 upcoming webcasts offered by federal agencies and
Better Buildings Event 6/9: An Introduction to CDP’s Supply Chain Program and Developing Impactful Supply Chain Climate Strategies
Click here to register for the Better Buildings Alliance/EDF hosted event on use of CDP data described below: EDF Climate Corps presents, EDFCC’s 3E Webinar Series, a 9 week series focused on