Navigating the Changing Landscape of Energy Efficiency Programs in the East Bay

“Navigating the Changing Landscape of Energy Efficiency Programs in the East Bay” is a discussion paper created by the Policy & Regulatory Subcommittee of Strategic Advisory Committee of the East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW). The subcommittee is made up of a group of city staff and partners from Contra Costa and Alameda Counties who participate in…

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…

Webinar: LGP Program Evaluation – Oct. 5

The four California investor-owned utilities (IOUs), consisting of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas Company (SCG) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), each offers Local Government Partnership (LGP) programs that strategically combine attributes of both local governments and the IOUs to leverage the unique opportunities and resources…

CPUC Stakeholder Advisory Group (StAG) Slides: Regional Energy Network and Local Government Partnership Evaluation

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is evaluating the value and effectiveness of (1) the new Regional Energy Networks (RENs) and (2) the investor owned utility-local government partnerships (LGPs). Click below to review slides on each (more…)

CPUC Evaluation Webinar 7/20: Local Government Partnership (LGP) and Regional Energy Network (REN) Impact Studies

**See Updated Webinar Log In Information Below** On July 20, 2016, Itron, evaluation consultant to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Division, will facilitate two public webinars to present and receive public comment on the study plans for two impact studies to evaluate program efforts by the Regional Energy Networks and the (more…)

Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Subcontractors to Conduct Process Evaluations of California’s 2015 Local Government Energy Efficiency Programs

Itron, Inc. – operating under contract to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) – invites qualified applicants to respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Subcontractors to Conduct Process Evaluations of California’s 2015 Local Government (more…)

$1 Million Available in Community Grants from PG&E to Support Climate Change Resilience Planning

PG&E has announced plans to award $1 million to support local climate change resilience planning. Two grants of $100,000 will be awarded per year for five years beginning in 2017. Read more about his exciting announcement at PG&E Currents. Grant proposals (more…)

Energy Efficiency and Social Justice: How Energy Efficiency Can Serve Underserved Communities

A report came out from ACEEE today finding that energy costs take up a greater percent of income in African-American, Latino, low-income, and low-income multi-family and renter households. The report looks at 48 cities across the United States – including Los Angeles, (more…)

Inyo County’s New Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund

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 (more…)

One Year Later: San Gabriel Valley EASY Program Successes

A year ago, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) launched a new program through the San Gabriel Valley Energy Watch partnership with SCE and SCG to empower residents to take simple energy efficiency measures in (more…)
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