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.
Reports

Coping with Crises (Part 1) – Maintaining Sustainability Staff Report

Local government decision-makers are grappling with extreme budgetary impacts and difficult spending decisions in the wake of a year of unprecedented crises. This online brief, produced by the Local Government Commission through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) – the predecessor to the California Climate & Energy Collaborative (CCEC), offers insights into how local governments that maintain sustainability staff can more effectively improve financial conditions and build long-term economic, social, and environmental resilience.

Name: Angie Hacker, Sarina Soor
Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: ahacker@civicwell.org
Region: Statewide
Date: March 2021
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Sustainability
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: CCEC Original Article
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Coping with Crises (Part 2) – Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Buildings

This paper looks ahead to the future to try to understand what decisions local governments are grappling with as they consider what to do with both publicly and privately-owned buildings in the context of crisis recovery as well as stronger local, State, and federal commitments to climate change and equity. This report highlights how California’s buildings were affected by the COVID crisis and explores why 2021 is a chance for local governments to implement innovative and sustainable building solutions across sectors to meet current and future needs.

Name: Angie Hacker, Sarina Soor, Gabriela Yamure
Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: ahacker@civicwell.org
Region: Statewide
Date: June 2021
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency
Additional notes of interest: CCEC Original Article
Reports

Recovery and Resilience Takes a Village (Part 1) – Exploring Collaboration in Energy Resilience Projects

Just when we dared to hope we were out of the woods and onto recovery, variants, wildfires, and storms have reminded us that we’ll be facing ongoing “outbreaks” and the “long haul effects” – of both the pandemic and the climate crisis – for years to come. This paper is the first of a 3-part series exploring timely examples of how local governments can achieve energy and climate goals by forming or supporting collaborations across agencies, sectors, and jurisdictional boundaries. The three parts do so by evaluating three types of local energy and climate initiatives, all of which typically demand cross- agency and cross- sector collaboration.

Name: Angie Hacker, Gabriela Yamure
Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: ahacker@civicwell.org
Region: Statewide
Date: January 2022
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Energy Resilience
Additional notes of interest: CCEC Original Article
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Recovery and Resilience Takes a Village (Part 2) – Exploring Collaboration in Electrification Planning

In January, we released the first article in a 3-part series that explores how collaborations across agencies, sectors, and jurisdictional boundaries can help local governments achieve their energy and climate goals. And as disruptions from the pandemic, the economy, and the climate continue to make resilience more necessary — and more challenging — it’s more important than ever for local governments and their partners to work together strategically. So in this second article, we evaluate another type of initiative that benefits from cross-agency and cross-sector collaboration: electrification. 

Name: Angie Hacker, John Vandervort
Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: ahacker@civicwell.org
Region: Statewide
Date: April 2022
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: CCEC Original Article
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State-Funded Climate and Energy Program Updates

With major movement in federal funding and State budgets last year (and promising priorities in the Governor’s 2022-2023 budget), 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for investments into local and regional climate and energy initiatives! Below are brief updates on just some key programs that local governments are eligible for that are worth your time and attention. If you plan on taking advantage of these opportunities, the time to start engaging and planning is now!

Name: Angie Hacker
Title: Best Practices Coordinator
Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: ahacker@civicwell.org
Region: Statewide
Date: January, 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: CCEC Original Article
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