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…
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
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
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
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).
Mendocino County officials are hoping to educate the public about the potential of starting a local energy program in the future, known as a Community Choice Aggregation.
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
This week the mayors of Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, and Vancouver joined the leaders of the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and the
Learn how architects, developers and builders took a windowless, concrete “tilt-up” racquetball facility and retrofitted it to a desirable, zero net energy (ZNE) commercial
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
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
“In a world first, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has become the first entity to issue a green bond certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard, a
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).
New Report and Upcoming Webinar: How Adding Storage to Solar Could Reduce Electric Costs by up to 100% for Multi-Family Affordable Housing Renters and Property Owners
A new report, Closing the California Clean Energy Divide by California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), and Clean Energy Group finds that
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.