Get highlights from the CoolCalifornia Challenge Awards Ceremony in the video below! Miss the awardees of the 2016 Cool California Challenge? Click here for the April press release to learn what cities’ residents came out on top.
Click here for coverage by the Press Enterprise discussing San Francisco’s energy savings findings from its recent benchmarking report, the City of Los Angeles’s work toward an energy and water efficiency ordinance, and more.
Water Efficiency Motivators: Free Do-It-Yourself Landscaping Videos from San Diego County’s WaterSmart Program
Resources on the San Diego County Water Authority’s new website are getting noticed – specifically, the free landscaping events and online videos. Read more in coverage from the (more…)
Yuba City has completed the implementation of an energy efficiency and solar power program through an energy performance contract with OpTerra Energy Services. The city (more…)
This week the City of Berkeley’s Chief Resilience Officer shared with CityLab on the City’s new Resilience Strategy, of which energy and water savings and clean energy investments are key. (more…)
As the focus on resiliency and blackout prevention grows, here are some resources to connect with California local governments forging ahead on resiliency efforts (and some (more…)
Moving from planning to implementation takes a group effort. San Diego is taking this a step further by looking for the best and brightest ideas for climate action plan (more…)
Case studies are a great way to engage the community and show the value of participating in energy efficiency and sustainability programs. The Central Coast’s emPower Program‘s case studies on its website help communicate the value of EE program participation, who else is participating, and how to participate.
Wall Street Journal, Former Colorado Governor on Why States and Cities Must Lead the Way on Climate Change
Hear from Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter in the Wall Street Journal article, Why States and Cities Must Lead the Way on Climate Change: “The truth is that despite the large-scale, global impact of climate change, it is the states (more…)
EDF and ACEEE: the Latest Best Practices for Programs to Reach Low-Income Communities and Lower the Energy Burden
There’s been lots of news lately highlighting the opportunity (and the need) for pairing energy efficiency investments with low-income and underserved communities. More was (more…)
Palo Alto’s City Council adopted the general framework of its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its April 18th meeting, committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030. (more…)
Just in time for Earth Day, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to put in place solar requirements for new construction: all new commercial and residential (more…)
4/25 CEC Workshop: Lead Commissioner Technology Merit Review Workshop: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Project Success
As shared on the CEC’s website, Lead Commissioner for Transportation of the California Energy Commission Janea A. Scott will conduct a Technology Merit Review workshop April 25th at 9:00am to highlight key ingredients for successful development of electric (more…)
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…)
The Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) has prepared a draft climate action plan (CAP), Climate Action 2020: A Regional Program for Sonoma County Communities (more…)