Five California cities that participated in PG&E’s behavioral energy efficiency program, Step Up and Power Down, have surpassed their energy savings goals. For the 18 month program, PG&E partnered with San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Woodland to reduce energy usage in over 1,200 businesses and 3,100 households. Click here to read…
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 Western Riverside Council of Governments created the Regional Streetlight Program to provide their member cities with energy efficient streetlighting options. WRCOG also created a demonstration area in the City of Hemet so residents can have input in the type of lighting that they want in their own communities. Click here to learn more about…
Art Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Distinguished Scientist Emeritus who is also known as California’s “godfather” of energy efficiency and who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California. He was 90.
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
The HERO Program Study Draft Final Reports, which PG&E, SDG&E, SCE, and SCG contracted with Cadmus to complete, is now posted to the CPUC’s EE Public Document Area for download at the following site:
The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to present the details of the draft “Senate Bill 350 Barriers Study” required by the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (De Leon, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015). This
From Environmental Leader: How Facilities Managers are Prioritizing Energy & Sustainability Initiatives (Hint: No-Cost and Low-Cost Savings Opportunities)
Looking for compelling resources to engage facility managers on energy efficiency? A new report from Ecova’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Outlook Survey offers insight into how Facility Managers are prioritizing energy, water, and waste
CEC Funding Opportunity: $20M for Efficiency in Existing Buildings – Municipal, Institutional, and More
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has recently released a $20 million solicitation for innovative large-scale development and demonstration projects that reduce electricity consumption in existing buildings. The solicitation is
New Federal Agency Resources: Climate Change Fact Sheets, Funding for Air Sensor Best Practices, Tribal Clean Energy
See below for coverage of new resources and funding opportunities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s September State and Local Climate and Energy Program newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter directly visit USEPA’s page here.
Joint IOU Webinar 9/7: Data Reporting and Communication on Utility-Local Government Partnership Projects
PG&E, SCE, SCG and SDG&E will jointly host a statewide webinar to review improvements to semi-annual data reporting and communication related to Local Government Partnership activities supporting the California Long Term Energy
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Lawmakers Approve Last-Minute Deal to Direct Cap-and-Trade Funding to Low/Zero-Emission Vehicles, Green Spaces, Affordable Housing and More
In the closing hours of the legislative year, lawmakers approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to free up hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s cap-and-trade program to fund green projects across the state. Under the agreement,
Read below for updates from the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee, a committee that engages interested stakeholders in the process that energy efficiency ratepayer funding Program Administrators (PG&E, SCE, SCG,
Santa Barbara County Passes New Energy Efficiency Policy for Municipally Owned and Leased Facilities
Congratulations to Santa Barbara County, who has just passed a new “County of Santa Barbara Energy Efficiency Standards Policy for County Owned and Leased Facilities.” This comprehensive policy was passed by the Board of Supervisors on August 30th, and includes requirements for staff energy training, reporting of