Resources for Green Leases Development

Many local governments are sharing interest in information on green leases. The below is a list of green lease resource links and examples: The City of Portland’s Green Tenant Improvement Guide; (more…)

Green Lease Leaders Program Kicks Off Its Third Year

As released January 27, 2016 by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) – full press release here: Today, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of (more…)

New Report: What’s in a Green Lease?

A new report from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), What’s in a Green Lease? Measuring the Potential Impact of Green Leases in the U.S. Office Sector is now (more…)

ARB Releases Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Investments by Region

The Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted a document that provides the summation of California Climate Investments by region, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), county, and legislative district (document available on ARB’s website here).  As described (more…)

Voluntary Green Manual for Residential and Commercial Buildings released by CVAG/SCE Partnership

Through the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), the municipalities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have worked together with Southern California Edison to develop climate action planning for energy efficiency policies and programs. This Green Building Manual was recently…

State Finance Department sued for refusing to release analysis of power grid expansion bill

“San Diego attorney Michael Aguirre is suing the state Department of Finance and its director for refusing to turn over records related to Gov. Jerry Brown’s failed efforts to expand the California power grid. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court, state finance officials refused to release their financial…

California Green Vehicle Report

The California green vehicle report tracks the California hybrid and electric vehicle market. Click here to learn more.

En Banc on Green Book + Extension for Informal Comments – June 22

En Banc Information: Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Time: 9am – 5pm Location: CPUC Auditorium 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 *Webcast information will be provided closer to the date of the En Banc Note: Although a quorum of Commissioners, their advisors or other decision-makers may be present, no action will be taken.…

Grant Funding Opportunity – Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy

GFO-17-308 Grant Funding Opportunity Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy (BRIDGE) Date Released: November 15, 2017. Deadline for Written Questions: November 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. 1st Application Deadline: December 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. 2nd Application Deadline: (if funds are available after 1st Application Deadline and initial NOPA) February 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. For complete details and remote…

How Customer-Sited Energy Storage Can Reduce California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California will soon release an updated evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from storage systems participating in the Self-Generation Incentive Program. According to Stem, due to incomplete policies and methodology, the state may again reinforce the erroneous narrative that customer-sited storage drives up emissions. Click here to read more from Greentech Media

Energy Commission Chair Releases Letter Urging the Future Closure of Aliso Canyon

California Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller released a letter urging the California Public Utilities Commission to plan for the future closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. You can read the letter below.   July 19, 2017 President Michael Picker California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102…