As covered in the California Aggie, a new app for student feedback is letting UC Davis know when everyone wants the A/C turned down: TherMOOstat is a data collection app that can be accessed on smartphones and laptops;
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.
Planning and Budgeting for the Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Programs Date: Monday, May 23, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (EDT) Reserve your webinar seat now here!
PG&E has shared a new Advice Letter updating the information on their High Opportunity Program or Project (HOPP) Pay for Performance program. You can read the letter in
The City of Los Angeles has released its first annual report highlighting a 19% reduction in water consumption, expansion of solar and energy storage, enrollment of over 27 million
CORRECTED PAPER AND UPDATED COMMENTS DEADLINES RELEASED BY THE CPUC 4/28: Please see here. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has shared to R.13-11-005/rolling portfolio stakeholders that Commission Staff will hold a conference call to answer
CPUC White Paper on Energy Efficiency Baselines for EE Programming, AB 802 Implementation: Comments Due May 10th
CORRECTED PAPER AND UPDATED COMMENTS DEADLINES RELEASED BY THE CPUC 4/28: Please see here. Yesterday afternoon, the CPUC’s Energy Division released its staff proposal on Energy Efficiency Baselines, following the commitments made in October’s rolling portfolio CPUC
A new study published in the Journal of Structured Finance (free summary available here) using data from California homes found that Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
A new report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program provides a scientific assessment of how climate change is already affecting human health. The report focuses in on temperature-related death and illness, air quality impacts, extreme events, vector-
The City of Seattle has passed energy efficiency-promoting in the three following areas: • Energy Use Disclosure — The Benchmarking Amendments ordinance updates Seattle’s existing building energy benchmarking law to include public transparency of building performance on energy use. • Retro-commissioning — The Building Tune-Ups ordinance phases in a requirement that commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or larger be “tuned-up” every…
The U.S Department of Energy has released its first annual national energy employment analysis, which finds that 1.9 million Americans are employed in energy efficiency. Read the full report on DOE’s website, here.
CEC Workshop 3/25: Review of AB 802 Building Energy Use Data Access and Public Disclosure Provisions Proposal
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will hold a public workshop on 3/25 to review and seek input on the initial proposal for implementation of Assembly Bill 802’s building energy use data and public disclosure provisions. The workshop will be held at 1516 Ninth Street (First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room) at 9:00am – interested parties…
Earlier this month, the Town of Corte Madera adopted and published its new Climate Action Plan, making Marin County a county where all cities and towns – and the County itself – have a climate action plan in place. (Click here for links to all of Marin County’s climate action plans.) The Plan reviews the Town’s greenhouse…
Tools for Planning and Implementation: A Strategic Energy Planning Template for East Bay Municipalities
Creating a regional template for energy and climate planning is a great way to gain efficiencies in the planning process, and promote best practices sharing and discussions across multiple governments. With the assistance of consultants Newcomb Anderson McCormick (NAM) and QuEST, the East Bay Energy Watch (PG&E’s East Bay Local Government Partnership) has developed a new…
The California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA), the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), and the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) have worked collaboratively since October 2005 to measure energy efficiency program effectiveness and report savings in a consistent and comprehensive manner. In December 2006, the first joint report on energy efficiency was submitted to the California…