Did you know that the California Energy Commission documents the most common questions to their Energy Code Hotline, and answers them in their Blueprint newsletter? The Blueprint newsletter for July/August is out, and provides guidance on a number of
Upcoming Aug. 2016 Fed. Government Webinars – Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager, Energy Efficiency Financing, Waste Management, Resilient Solar Retrofits, and More
A list of August 2016 webinars is shared below from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Agency Newsletter. For details, scroll down. ENERGY STAR Webinars
Los Angeles solar-plus-storage microgrid pilot to slash carbon emissions, boost industrial efficiency (from Utility Dive)
The Port of Los Angeles will be the site of a solar+storage pilot program which aims to show how carbon-free energy solutions can help make marine terminal operations more efficient and have less environmental impact, PV Magazine reports.
As part of the New York Solar Smart DG Hub-Resilient Solar Project, which is supported by the Department of Energy, NREL and CUNY released a new report analyzing the economics of resilient solar+storage for critical New York facilities,
SolarCity and PG&E have announced a collaborative demonstration to see how the coordinated use of solar smart inverters and behind the meter energy storage could provide enhanced benefits to the grid.
Congratulations to Sonoma County and Tulare County’s Woodlake Unified School District for the approval of California Energy Commission (CEC) loans to install solar photovoltaics (PV) in their buildings. Per the CEC’s release:
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
Hear from the Cities of Oakland and Richmond on their experience visiting Paris during the COP21 Climate Conference in December 2015, specific examples on their leadership on energy and climate in their communities, and advice for local governments looking to
Excerpting from the HERO Program’s June 29th press release, “Renovate America today announced that California home energy savings from the HERO Program hit 10 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), an important milestone that is roughly equivalent to
This week, Environmental Leader announced the winners of the fourth annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program that recognizes excellence in the fields of environmental, sustainability and energy management.
California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to discuss potential changes to the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) program. While this is a staff workshop , Commissioners of the Energy Commission are interested in
NYTimes Coverage and Slideshow: Zero Net Energy Test Homes in Fontana, Homeowner Feedback, and Plans for Expansion
The development of zero net energy (ZNE) homes in Fontana announced last April got press as the focus of this June 3rd New York Times article: A Suburban Experiment Aims for Free Energy. Visit the New York Times for the full story –
Case Studies: Bringing the Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Low-Income Communities
EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program is developing a series of case studies and program profiles to help officials in state and local energy, environmental, housing, and social services agencies, non-profits, and utilities understand promising practices and
Upcoming Federal Agency Webcasts: Ask the Expert, EPA Portfolio Manager Training, Renewables for Tribes and Residential and More
See the below upcoming webcasts as shared in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletter: This message provides details about 15 upcoming webcasts offered by federal agencies and
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