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!
Don’t see an important resource or have one to share? Let us know by contacting eecoordinator@civicwell.org.
Case Study

County of San Luis Obispo Revolving Loan Fund

The County of San Luis Obispo is launching a revolving loan fund for energy efficiency projects with seed funding from a $2.2 million California Energy Commission (CEC) loan.

Name: Annie Secrest
Title: Energy & Water Coordinator, Public Works
Organization: County of San Luis Obispo
Organization Type: City or County
Region: Central Coast
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Re-invest Municipal Savings
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Residential
Case Study

Los Angeles County Internal Services Department Energy Bill Surcharge

The Los Angeles County Internal Services Department made a one-time decision to add a small percentage surcharge on departments’ energy bills to pay for staff and consultants tasked with lowering the County’s energy costs. As Howard Choy explains in a recent interview, this financial mechanism helped his sustainability team weather previous economic downturns and does not require annual budget appropriation.

Organization: Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
Organization Type: City or County
Region: Greater Los Angeles
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Re-invest Municipal Savings
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Funding Resources

SoCalREN Revolving Loan Fund

SoCalREN offers a revolving loan fund that provides loans for short-term construction costs meant to cover the remaining gap between construction costs and OBF loans. Repayments of loans by participating public agencies replenish the fund to support additional local energy efficiency upgrades.

Organization: SoCalREN
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Re-invest Municipal Savings
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
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