Supporting California local governments to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate climate action by building knowledge and networks amongst local government practitioners.

What we do

We are a hub for energy efficiency and sustainability news, information, best practices, and resources relevant to California’s local governments.

CCEC offers the same services provided by the Local Government Commission and the Best Practices Coordinator as part of the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), which sunsetted at the end of 2020 after 11 successful years. 

Statewide Climate & Energy Forum

The Statewide Climate & Energy Forum (CCEC Forum), organized by the Local Government Commission in partnership with CCEC and offered at no-cost to California local government staff and officials, provides valuable opportunities for participants to learn, share, and network with peers from across the state.

Forum History

The forum was previously called the Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum and was run by the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) between 2010 and 2020. Resources from previous forum’s can be found here.

Statewide Best Practices Coordinator

The Statewide Best Practices Coordinator position was created by the California Public Utilities Commission in its decision on 2010-12 public goods charge energy efficiency programs. The Coordinator is tasked with developing local government energy efficiency best practices case studies, sharing resources to promote best practice adoption across California’s local governments, and tracking statewide progress on the local government chapter of the California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.

The Coordinator also produces the wEEkly update, where events, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer requests, job postings, and other items of interest to local governments are shared.

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