New emerging technologies related to the “Internet of Things” digitalization and distributed energy resources are quickly changing the energy landscape for cities. Smart city technologies and concepts are defined broadly around the use of digital technologies (more…)
In the below video, Beacon Program Award-Winning City of San Carlos shares its strategy and best practices that have allowed the City to save energy and greenhouse gas emissions in its municipal operations, and in the community. For more information on the SEEC Collaborative’s Beacon Program, visit the Institute for Local Government’s website.
City of Huntington Beach, Partnered with UC Irvine, Altura Associates, and NREL, Awarded CEC Funds to Deploy Energy Technologies for Advanced Energy Community
Congratulations to the City of Huntington Beach, who – in partnership with UC Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), Altura Associates, Inc., and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been awarded funding from the (more…)
This week, the Del Mar City Council voted unanimously to adopt a plan that aims to cut the city’s greenhouse gas emissions in half in less than 20 years. Del Mar’s Climate Action Plan outlines how the city can combat climate change. It will (more…)
Berkeley Zero Net Energy++ Working Group is hosting a Community Event to introduce Berkeley Deep Green Building to local building professionals, interested citizens and the greater (more…)
The Center for Sustainable Energy has prepared a Sustainable Incentives Best Practices Assessment for the Port of San Diego, released April 2016. This is a great resource for local governments considering green leases and landlord-tenant energy efficiency solutions. The full Port Best Practices report is available here and the introduction of the report is shared below:…
As shared by the City of Hayward in their recent press release: 2016—Hayward leads again! The Hayward City Council recently directed staff to assure that all new municipal buildings, as well as significant retrofits of existing municipal (more…)
Earlier this month, the City of Palo Alto shared its findings on adoption of reach code to require building energy efficiencies 10% above the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Excerpts from the City’s report to City Council are available below – these excerpts provide a great overview of how reach codes…
The City of Victorville, located in San Bernardino County, passed its draft Climate Action Plan earlier this month. Learn more in the coverage by Victorville Daily Press below, or (more…)
As shared by Lancaster Choice Energy, “Lancaster Choice Energy, the City of Lancaster’s very own locally-run clean energy power program, was recently awarded a $1.47 million dollar grant by the California Energy Commission. The grant serves as a way for (more…)
Using a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is working to build a low-carbon community microgrid to power the entire 100-acre (more…)
Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)’s new alternative power plant at a dairy south of Elk Grove uses anaerobic digestion to generate up to 225 kilowatts of electricity, enough to serve about 125 homes. Read more from the Sacramento Business Journal here.
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 (more…)
The City of Brisbane has voted to participate in the Peninsula SunShares program. For some background, an excerpt from the City’s Council meeting notes is below: Last year, Brisbane was a participating agency in the “Peninsula SunShares” program, (more…)
ACEEE has an ongoing effort to track state and local energy efficiency policy through its State and Local Policy Database and Scorecard, and has recently released a Local (more…)