Job announcement: City of Covina Environmental Services and Transportation Manager

The City of Covina is looking for a mid-management level Environmental Services and Transportation Manager to handle and oversee environmental services and transportation programming and compliance with local, state and federal ordinances, codes, regulations,and laws. For more information, visit the City’s website. For more job announcements, click here or use the “job announcements” tag to the…

ACEEE Study Reviews Energy Efficiency Financing Coverage, Gaps, and Latest Trends

A new study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews coverage, gaps, and latest trends in energy efficiency financing. The study looks at: Financing trends in high coverage areas, including efficiency improvements to new and existing buildings, hybrid/electric vehicles and energy-efficient IT; Sectors that still contain gaps in financing option coverage,…

2/25: Second Light Duty Pilot Project Work Group for FY 2016-17

CalEPA is holding its second work group for its FY 2016-17 Light Duty Pilot Project this Thursday, February 25th, The Light Duty Pilot Project is an initiative funded through ARB and supported by cap and trade proceeds to improve low-carbon transportation and mobility in disadvantaged communities. Interested parties may attend in-person at Cal/EPA Headquarters, Conference Room 350, 1001…

Workshop March 8th: Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap Draft Presentation

The CEC is holding a public workshop on March 8th to present a draft of the Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap. This roadmap details the strategic research, development, demonstration, and deployment needed to enhance the viability of the natural gas vehicle market in California. For more information, click here.

Governor’s 2016-17 Budget Proposes Allocating $3.1B from Cap and Trade Proceeds

The Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget, released earlier this month, proposes a $3.1 billion allocation of cap and trade program proceeds. This allocation is divided into two categories: continuous appropriation, and one-time appropriation. As summarized by the League of California Cities in a great summary of cap and trade, funding for specific program areas are proposed across…

CEC Request for Information Due February 10th

The purpose of this Request for Information is to determine areas of readiness and planning activities for potential funding. Responses received, as well as staff research and public comments from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Investment Plan Advisory Committee workshops, will guide the development of the next solicitation that will utilize…

Air Resources Board’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 Funding Plan – Request for Distribution List Sign-Up and Upcoming Meetings

The Air Resources Board (ARB) is developing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 Funding Plan for the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The annual funding plan is each year’s blueprint for expending funds appropriated to ARB for advanced technology clean transportation incentive programs. Project categories consistent with the Governor’s FY…

Riverside’s New Economic Prosperity Action Plan and Climate Action Plan

In 2014 Riverside was one of twelve cities that collaborated with the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) on a Subregional Climate Action Plan (Subregional CAP) that includes 36 measures to guide Riverside’s GHG reduction efforts through 2020. Building off this highly-collaborative subregional CAP, the City of Riverside has put forth a “Riverside Restorative Growthprint”…

San Diego Adopts Climate Action Plan

The City of San Diego adopted its new climate action plan last month. San Diego lists five bold strategies to reduce GHG emissions and achieve its 2020 and 2035 targets: Energy and Water Efficient Buildings Clean and Renewable Energy Biking, Walking, Transit and Land Use Zero Waste (Gas and Waste Management) Climate Resiliency San Diego…

Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool

This new updated version of the Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool lets you score any community’s energy efficiency efforts using the metrics from ACEEE’s 2015 City Scorecard. You can use this tool to evaluate community-wide initiatives, government operations, and buildings, utility, and transportation policies, as well as to compare your community’s efforts against those of…

EV Charging Stations Installed and Operational at Cupertino Library

As part of the CEC-funded Bay Area Charge Ahead Project, the City of Cupertino has installed two EV Chargepoint Level 2 charging stations at its library. The Project plans on installing charging stations in 152 Bay Area high-priority, high congestion areas. The Bay Area has a goal of 100,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2020.…
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