PG&E and California Cities Surpass Energy-Saving Goals for Step Up and Power Down Initiative

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…

Basic Excel for Energy Auditors

A basic excel class for Energy Auditors focusing on the the fundamentals of Excel.This training will be offered at a very basic level and is not recommended for anyone proficient with advanced Excel functionality, such as macros. Location: San Francisco, CA (more…)

From ILG: California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition

In recent history, highly visible prize competitions have spurred innovative approaches to some of the most difficult challenges facing mankind. Despite the many innovative efficiency measures now in place throughout the country, the United States wastes more (more…)

Savings Results from Grass Valley Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

The City of Grass Valley’s June 28th City Council meeting celebrated the completion of a number of municipal energy efficiency and solar projects through an energy performance contract with Opterra Energy, including new solar generation, LED (more…)

Job Announcements: Customer Programs Specialist and and Custom Programs Manager, MCE

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is hiring for two new positions: a Customer Program Manager and Customer Programs Specialist. Short position descriptions are below. To review more and apply, visit MCE’s Careers Page. Applications are due by July 15th and July 20th (see below). (more…)

Case Study and Video: Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

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…)

Piedmont Considers Approval of Additional PACE Programs Using BayREN Regional Collaborative Services Agreement

Read more in this comprehensive Council Report from Piedmont here. For more information on the Regional Collaborative Services Agreement, see the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s PACE Information for Local Governments webpage (supported by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).    

Benchmarking in the news: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and WRCOG

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.
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