CURRENTS: Spring 2016 Featured Events

Coming Up: 7th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Best Practices Forum June 15th-16th in Riverside, CA

With so many energy and sustainability topics to cover, this year’s SEEC Best Practices Forum will for the first time run a full two days – with additional pre-Forum events planned for June 14th (which include networking sessions and energy efficiency 101 materials). The theme of the Forum will be “Taking a Holistic Approach Towards a Sustainable Future.”

We’ve heard a lot of great feedback on what local government leaders loved, or wanted more of, in past Forums – and will be featuring new interactive networking-focused events and session structures, and covering a wide range of topics. From regulatory updates and new resources for going beyond code, to integrating energy efficiency planning and implementation across local government activities (housing, capital planning, etc.), as well as into other energy and sustainability activities – including electric vehicle program development, renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) deployment. The Forum will also feature a session on leveraging cap and trade funding, and keynotes from energy leaders covering state agency updates, and new innovative programs.

Through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, Forum registration is no-cost to local governments. The Forum is a great space for local governments to learn, problem solve, innovate, and network. Registration is open and space is limited, so register today!

Save the Date: 2nd Bi-Annual California Adaptation Forum

The 2nd California Adaptation Forum – hosted by the Local Government Commission, in partnership with the Sate of California – will be the premiere convening for a multi-disciplinary group of 1,000+ leaders, practitioners, and other key players, gathered to discuss, debate, and consider how we can most effectively respond to the impacts of climate change.

The forum is taking place September 7-8, 2016 in Long Beach, CA and will feature:

  • Plenaries with high-level adaptation leaders
  • Sessions highlighting resources, best practices, lessons learned, new legislation, State policy priorities,  and other essential adaptation topics
  • Pre-forum regional project tours highlighting local adaptation and resilience efforts
  • Pre-forum workshops on tools and strategies for implementing adaptation solutions

Participants will include: Transportation, health, energy, agricultural, financial, and natural resource professionals; planners, developers, entrepreneurs, and urban designers; Local, regional, state, and federal representatives, equity and climate justice groups, community members and nonprofits; along with water agencies, flood control agencies, air districts and more.

For questions, contact Khrystyna Platte at For information on how to become a Forum sponsor, contact Kif Scheuer at

Featured Events Calendar

Don’t miss out on great energy and sustainability focused webinars, deadlines, and events! The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Featured EE Events Calendar can be found here.