Resource Library

At CCEC, we know communities are at different stages of working on various local climate and energy priorities. Whether you’re building EV charging infrastructure, helping property owners afford energy upgrades, or developing electrification plans and codes, you need a way to find all the best information when you’re ready to use it to inform your work. This resource library is designed to give you multiple ways to access the broad array of resources CCEC continuously compiles immediately. Here are a few examples of how you might use the search box or the filters to query our content:
  • You’ve been directed to initiate a new energy or climate project and hope to advance your knowledge and accelerate the process by accessing relevant best practices, case studies, technical assistance, guides, learning events, reports, and tools;
  • Your organization wants to expand its initiatives but lacks sufficient resources, and you need to identify possible funding sources;
  • You want to get an idea of the kinds of initiatives other communities are doing, especially in your region or for a particular sector;
  • and many more!
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Best Practices

Budgeting for the High Road Just Transition

The Governor’s OPR will soon release the HIgh Road Just Transition Roadmap, which aims to incorporate economic diversification, industry planning, safety net updates, workforce development and regional collaboratives in the process of transitioning justly into a sustainable California with principles rooted in equity, inclusivity and good quality jobs.
Funding for the transition will come from CERF and divided into:
– High road transition collaboratives ($50 mill for regional grants)
– High road transition implementation pilots($50 mil in Diversification grants)
– High oad transition Implementation Grants ($500 mil on economic development – job creation)
Local governments wishing to be involved in the process are encouraged to engage by getting involved with collaboratives and by engaging in sustainability activities and economic development plans within their jurisdictions. They are also encouraged to join the OPR Just Transition listserv to receive updates from this program.

Name: Sarah L. White
Title: Senior Advisor: Jobs and the Economy
Organization: Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Climate Change, Climate Planning, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Internal Funding Best Practices, Sustainability
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Best Practices

Identifying, Prioritizing and Funding Energy Projects for Your Organization

Name: Rochelle Thomas
Title: Energy Manager
Organization: San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Phone: 559.490.1810
Region: Inland Empire, Central Coast, Sierra Nevada
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Businesses, Codes and Standards, Data Requests and Analysis, Energy Saving Solutions, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Outreach and Engagement, Partnerships, Public Agencies, Sustainability
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments
Best Practices

Local Governments as Innovation Partners

During technology development, Local Governments can serve as excellent partners for pilot or demonstration projects. It is a good best practice for local governments to partner with technology providers when they are applying for EPIC grants through the CEC. There will soon be a call for places section of the Empower Innovation website to help create connections for project partners.

Name: Katrina Leni-Konig
Title: Supervisor Technology Scale-up and Outreach, Assistant Tribal Liaison
Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Grants Programs, Partnerships
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
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