WRCOG Regional Streetlight Program

The Western Riverside Council of Governments created the Regional Streetlight Program to provide their member cities with energy efficient streetlighting options. WRCOG also created a demonstration area in the City of Hemet so residents can have input in the type of lighting that they want in their own communities. Click here to learn more about…

WRCOG, SANBAG and County of LA Win 2016 Climate Leadership Award

Congratulations to the Western Riverside Council of Governments, San Bernardino Associated Governments, and the County of Los Angeles, for receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 Climate Leadership Award! For more information on their accomplishments and best practices using the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program, click here.

Sustainable Funding for Sustainability: WRCOG and BEYOND

Intro by Julia Kim, Local Government Commission and video by Jon DeHart, Local Government Commission Securing funding for implementing sustainability projects is the most common challenge that local governments face. Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) found an innovative solution to ensuring progress towards their Sustainability Framework, and we just had to learn more about it.…

WRCOG’s Alexa Washburn discusses the BEYOND Program

This video, developed by WRCOG, the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative and the Local Government Commission, explores the Western Riverside Council of Government (WRCOG)’s development of the BEYOND Program – how it’s funded, how funds are allocated, and what the Program accomplishes.  

WRCOG Adaptation and Resiliency Strategy

The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) has released an Adaptation and Resiliency Strategy, as part of its CAPtivate project through which WRCOG released a (more…)

This site serves as a hub for energy efficiency and sustainability news, information, best practices and resources relevant to California’s local governments: Visit the About page to learn more about the Coordinator, and the no-cost resources offered to local governments through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). Use the tag cloud to the right, and the…

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Progress by City and County

***THIS IS A NEW FEATURE UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE COORDINATOR AND IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION*** Below is a master tracking list of programs and policies that local governments have developed that support energy efficiency and sustainability goals of the Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. All data are shared on a single page, alphabetically by county. One can use “Find”…

Local Government Action on the EE Strategic Plan

Below are the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’s 5 overarching goals for local governments. Scroll below to see examples of local government activities that support these goals, and additional resources and best practices. Goal #1: Going Beyond Code. Local governments lead adoption and implementation of “reach” codes stronger than Title 24, on both mandatory basis and voluntary…

RFP for CCA Program Potential in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) is soliciting firms to conduct a Study to explore the potential for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The Study is being jointly coordinated by WRCOG, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). The Study…

Webinars

Featured Webinars Use the webinars tag for a full list of upcoming and past webinars, or see below for some of our most popular webinars: State-Level Energy Efficiency 101: Agencies Furthering Energy Efficiency, How they Work, and Resources and Processes Local Governments Can Leverage   Get an overview of the BEYOND Program from Alexa Washburn at…

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”…

“Programs with Promise”

“Programs with Promise” follows innovative approaches to energy efficiency programming and policies around California to overcome barriers in the marketplace that have created challenges for energy efficiency program participation. (See also EE program pilots.) 1.  Fresno Energy Watch POWER Loan Program An innovative micro-loan program in the San Joaquin Valley targeting PG&E Small/Medium Business customers…  More…

US Green Building Council Celebrates California Local Governments, Bills, and Codes

The US Green Building Council (USGBC)’s “Top10” for 2012 celebrates 10 California communities and 10 California policies at the forefront of green building and development of an efficient built environment. Excerpts on the highlighted communities are copied below. Details on both highlighted communities and highlighted policies are available here. Most Inspiring: The Sacramento Region for…
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