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 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;
  • 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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Learning Event

Grid Modernization: Global Insights & Local Solutions

This event was hosted by the California Climate & Energy Collaborative (CCEC), in conjunction with the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC), on November 29 from 3:00-4:30 pm PST. This webinar features a series of speakers from around the globe discussing common challenges and potential solutions as governments worldwide seek to transform their electric grids for a decarbonized future. Covered topics include the complex dynamics of grid transformation, the capacity of the grid to handle electrification, the role of microgrids in a decarbonized grid, and the potential of public-private partnerships to help streamline the energy transition. With a diverse array of speakers and topics, this webinar has something to offer for anyone interested in the future of our energy system!

Moderator:

  • Marc Costa, Board Co-Chair, Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition

Speakers:

  • Mark Paterson, Managing Director/Lead Systems Architect, Energy Catalyst Pty Ltd
  • Barry Hooper, Senior Green Building Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • Melanie D. Johnson, Electrical Engineering Researcher, Energy Branch, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
  • Stephen Honikman, Vice President of Business Development, Electriq Power

Organization: CCEC/LGSEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: November 29, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Partnerships, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: CCEC/LGSEC Joint Webinar
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 1, Featuring a Conversation with CARB

The first Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting was held on October 12th. This was an interactive exchange of local energy and climate knowledge, resources, and opportunities. It featured a discussion on State and local collaboration on climate action with guests from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: October 12, 2021
Published in 2021
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 10, Featuring a Conversation on SOMAH

At the tenth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was joined by Chris Walker from Grid Alternatives and Mai Fang from the Center For Sustainable Energy for a conversation on Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH).

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: July 12, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 11, Featuring a Conversation with the U.S. Department of Energy

At the eleventh monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was joined by Michael Forrester, the Acting Principal Deputy Director for the Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the US Department of Energy.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: September 13, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 12, Featuring Leah Louis-Prescott, Manager with the Carbon-Free Buildings Team at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

At the twelfth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was joined by Leah Louis-Prescott, Manager with the Carbon-Free Buildings Team at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). She provided an overview of the Equitable Home Electrification Toolkit. This toolkit was published by RMI and Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) to help communities across the country take meaningful steps toward equitably electrifying their housing stock through a planning process designed to maximize engagement and co-ownership between local governments and frontline community groups.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: October 11, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 13, Featuring Abby Edwards from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

For LERN’s thirteenth meeting, we were joined by Abby Edwards, Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program’s Adaptation Planning Grant Program Manager at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). Abby will discuss the new Adaptation Planning Grant, Regional Resilience Planning and Implementation Grant, and other programs that can help members of the CCEC network advance their energy resilience and local climate action goals. Join us to learn how you can prepare for and help inform these exciting programs.Show less

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: November 8, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 14, Featuring Steven Moss, Partner at M. Cubed and Roger Dickinson, Policy Director at CivicWell

LERN’s final meeting of 2022 featured a year-end roundup of relevant legislation and policy developments from Steven Moss, Partner at M. Cubed and regulatory consultant for the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition, as well as Roger Dickinson, Policy Director at CivicWell. This meeting also featured an opportunity highlight on the Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) Program.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: December 13th, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 15, Featuring A Conversation with Caltrans & DOE

LERN’s first meeting of 2023 featured an Opportunity Spotlight on the Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants (STPG) from Odemi Ibrahim and Priscilla Martina-Velez from Caltrans. The majority of our call will feature a discussion on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program with Odette Mucha, State and Community Energy Programs Analyst with the Department of Energy (DOE).

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: January 10th, 2022
Published in 2024
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 16, Featuring A Conversation on the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program

In addition to providing an overview of timely local clean energy and climate opportunities, February’s LERN featured a discussion on the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) program. Speakers joined us from Strategic Growth Council and County of San Diego, which shared its experience as a TCC Round 4 awardee. In addition, CCEC shared a “Need/Have Board”, an informal way to flag interest in partnership between jurisdictions, partner organizations, and service providers.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: February 14th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 17, Featuring Opportunities and Resources from Across the State

In addition to providing an overview of timely local clean energy and climate opportunities, March’s LERN featured a discussion on the Statewide Reach Codes Program’s newly released templates designed to help municipalities develop local reach codes, an introduction to Access Clean CA by Grid Alternatives, and County of Contra Costa provided information on how to support SB 511, new legislation they’ve co-sponsored with CivicWell to address local GHG inventory needs. In addition, CCEC shared a “Need/Have Board”, an informal way to flag interest in partnership between jurisdictions, partner organizations, and service providers.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: March 14th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 18, Featuring A Conversation with NREL & DOE

LERN’s April 2023 meeting held a featured presentation on the Solar Power in Your Community Guidebook (SPYC) from Emily Dalecki from the National Renewable Energy Lab, and an Opportunity Spotlight on the DOE’s BuildingsUp Prize from Kassandra Grimes from the DOE.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: April 11th, 2022
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 19, Featuring The CA Energy Design Assistance Program and US Environmental Protection Agency

LERN’s May 2023 meeting held a featured presentation on the California Energy Design Assistance (CEDA) Program with Tina Hendrix from Willdan, and an overview on available funding programs, tools, and guides available from by Andrea Denny at the US EPA.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: May 9th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 2, Featuring Congressman Salud Carbajal

At the second monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was fortunate to be joined by U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal of CA’s 24th District, which includes the entirety of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and a portion of Ventura County. Congressman Carbajal discussed the current direction of federal policy, and offered advice about where the biggest opportunities for CA communities currently lie.

Organization: California Climate & Energy Collaborative
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: November 9, 2021
Published in 2021
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 20, Featuring the Strategic Growth Council’s Regional Climate Collaboratives Program

LERN’s July 2023 meeting held a featured presentation on the Regional Climate Collaboratives Program with Ena Lupine from SGC, and an overview on available funding programs, tools, and technical assistance available.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: July 11th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 22, Featuring the California Energy Commission

LERN’s September 2023 meeting held a featured presentation with Carol Schmitt from the California Energy Commission, and a request for input on their upcoming Contractor Training program.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: September 12th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 23, Featuring BayREN and BluePoint Planning

LERN’s October 2023 meeting held an opportunity spotlight from the Public Health Institute/RAMP, and a featured presentation on the Home Energy Score by BayREN/BluePoint Planning.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: October 10th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 24, Featuring Energy Solutions and Environmental Protection Network

LERN’s November 2023 meeting held an opportunity spotlight from Energy Solutions on their TECH Clean California program, and a featured presentation by the Environmental Protection Network.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: October 10th, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 25, Featuring 2023 Legislative & Regulatory Updates

LERN’s December 2023 meeting held a featured presentation from Roger Dickinson, Civicwell’s Policy Director, and Steven Moss, LGSEC’s Regulatory Consultant on 2023 legislative & regulatory updates.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: December 12, 2023
Published in 2023
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 26, Featuring TECH Clean CA and Input Opportunities

LERN’s January 2024 meeting held a featured presentation from TECH Clean CA, proposing and searching for more collaboration opportunities, and spotlights on two current input opportunities.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: January 9, 2024
Published in 2024
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 27, Featuring Regional Energy Networks (RENs) on Normalized Metered Energy Consumption (NMEC) programs

LERN’s February 2024 call included a panel of I-REN, Bay-REN, SoCalREN, and 3C-REN on Normalized Metered Energy Consumption (NMEC) programs from various parts of the State, with a moderated and audience Q&A.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: February 13, 2024
Published in 2024
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 28, Featuring California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)

LERN’s March 2024 call included a featured presentation on IBank’s Climate Financing program and open RFI, with a moderated audience Q&A.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: March 12, 2024
Published in 2024
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 29, Featuring California Air Resources Board, Research Division

LERN’s April 2024 call included a featured presentation by CARB’s Research Division, on their 5-Year Research Strategic Plan that is currently open for comment.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency, Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Date: April 9, 2024
Published in 2024
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 3, Featuring a Conversation with the Strategic Growth Council

At the third monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was fortunate to be joined by Sarah Risher of the Strategic Growth Council. Sarah is the Analyst for the Community Assistance for Climate Equity Program (CACE), which provides technical assistance and capacity building services to help communities access funding resources, implement high-impact projects, and advance their climate and equity priorities.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: December 14, 2021
Published in 2021
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 4, CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

At the fourth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was fortunate to be joined by Laura August & Walker Wieland, Research Scientists with CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. They discussed updates to CalEnviroScreen 4.0, the process of identifying disadvantaged communities, and potential funding impacts for local governments.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: January 11, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 5, a Conversation with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

At the fifth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was fortunate to be joined by Mary Collins and Fabiha Zaman with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. They discussed the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF), its planning phase, and the implementation grants that follow.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: February 8, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 6, Featuring Another Conversation with the Strategic Growth Council

At the sixth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was fortunate to be joined by Jerry Rivero & Sarah Newsham, a Program Analyst and Associate (respectively) with the Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC) at the Strategic Growth Council.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: March 8, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 7, Featuring a Conversation with CAEATFA

At the sixth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was fortunate to be joined by Kelly Delaney and Jonathan Verhoef, a Program Analyst and Energy Efficiency Specialist (respectively) with the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF) at the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: April 12, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 8, Featuring a Conversation with the California Energy Commission

At the eighth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was joined by Erik Stokes, the Deputy Division Chief, Energy Research and Development Division with the California Energy Commission.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: May 10, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
Learning Event

LERN Meeting 9, Featuring a Jon Costantino from Tradesman Advisors Inc.

At the ninth monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meeting, LERN was joined by Jon Costantino, the Founding Principal of Tradesman Advisors.

Organization: CCEC
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Date: June 14, 2022
Published in 2022
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Additional notes of interest: LERN Resources
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