Introducing the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC)!

New Name – Same Services! We are excited to announce the launch of the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC), a new initiative implemented by the Local Government Commission and sponsored by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN), and the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)! While we…

Looking for Funding? More than $569 million available to local governments for climate and energy initiatives from federal agencies

Ten different federal funding opportunities, totaling more than $569 million shared through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy newsletter are shared below. To sign up for EPA’s newsletter, or learn more, visit the EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.   1) DOE State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards – $5 million Applications…

Fall 2015 Tools, Resources and Events

Tools & Resources SEEC Energy Calendar It’s hard to keep track of all of the energy-related workshops and webinars taking place throughout the state. That’s why we developed the SEEC Energy Calendar – to help you keep track of what’s going on, when it’s happening, and where to be to catch the action. [textblock align=”center”]View…

Resource Archive

The Best Practices Coordinator has gathered a number of climate and energy resources useful to local governments. Below is an archive of the different resources available.Energy Efficiency 101Coordinator and Utility ReportsEnergy Efficiency Strategic PlanProceedings, Decisions, and LegislationPublicationsTrainingsTransportationOther ResourcesEnergy Efficiency 101 New to local government energy efficiency, and looking for some information to get started? See…

Energy Efficiency 101

New to local government energy efficiency, and looking for some information to get started? See information in the four main categories below – or, check out some of the new, highlighted resources. Highlighted Resources: Energy Efficiency 101 Presentations (SEEC Forum Workshop): Why Energy Efficiency? Motivating factors, data, and case studies Policies Driving Energy Efficiency: EE Policy…

Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Buildings

Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Buildings Unique Opportunities for Local Governments Pursuing Sustainable Building Goals in 2021 and Beyond IntroductionThe question of what buildings should be in the future is not new. However, the paradigm-shifting shocks resulting from the COVID-19 crisis in 2020-2021 have created a unique window of opportunity for cities and counties to accelerate changes…

Resources

The California Climate & Energy Collaborative and the Best Practices Coordinator share valuable information to local governments through the following resources. News and Events wEEkly Updates The wEEkly update is a weekly newsletter, where events, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer requests, job postings, and other items of interest to local governments are shared. National News The Best…

National News

Between economic stimulus efforts and post-election transitions, there is a great deal of movement at the federal level that can impact local governments. The Best Practices Coordinator will curate this temporary segment to help local government practitioners quickly keep up to date on relevant national news related to clean energy and climate change. Week of…

11/4/16 wEEkly updates

News and Opportunities CURRENTS Fall 2016 The newest edition of CURRENTS is now live, featuring a wide range of topics from a look into a Local Government Partnership’s less common energy project “gems,” to an update on key state climate and energy legislation. If you are interested in sharing best practices, lessons learned, or a success…

CURRENTS

The Coordinator has been writing and distributing CURRENTS: An Energy Newsletter for Local Governments since 1998. Back issues are available here. Below are the latest issues: Summer 2016 CURRENTS EJ Leaders | Building Technologies | 101 Resources | Energy Code Resource Favorites | Residential Savings Innovations | Green Leases | COP21 Video: Oakland and Richmond | CAEECC…
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