CCEC Forum Call for Proposals are Now Open!

The Call for Sessions, Presentations and Facilitators Proposals (CFSP) has officially launched and we welcome you to play a leading role in shaping the 2021 forum!The theme for the 12th Annual CCEC Forum will be Transforming Tomorrow Together. We hope to feature a dynamic program to equip participants with the best practices, tools, and connections needed to…
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Complete the 2021 CCEC Pre-Forum Survey by March 31!

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This 10-minute survey is intended to get a better understanding of local government needs and interests to inform activities undertaken by the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) and to help shape the 2021 CCEC Virtual Forum. We ask that you complete the survey by Wednesday, March 31st. Please keep in mind that the Call for Session Proposals…
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Catch up on National News!

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Between economic stimulus efforts and post-election transitions, there is a great deal of movement at the federal level that can impact local governments. The Best Practices Coordinator will curate this temporary segment to help local government practitioners quickly keep up to date on relevant national news related to clean energy and climate change. Read the…
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Introducing the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC)!

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New Name – Same Services! We are excited to announce the launch of the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC), a new initiative implemented by the Local Government Commission and sponsored by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN), and the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)! While we…
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View the newly launched Best Practices Database

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NEW! We are developing a filterable database of local best practices and case studies to make it easier to find applicable local knowledge that can help you pursue your community’s energy and climate goals. You can view the beta version of this database below, which includes best practices and case studies shared during the 2020 SEEC Forum.…
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View and Join the California Local Energy Technical Assistance Directory!

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NEW!  To make progress on their energy and climate goals, local governments can greatly benefit by seeking help identifying resources, answers, and guidance on strategies and best practices. This is a directory of experts that are willing to provide free technical assistance or peer knowledge sharing to local government professionals on energy and climate topics. View…
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11th Annual SEEC Forum

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The annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum (SEEC Forum) features a dynamic program to equip participants with the best practices, tools, and connections needed to reduce GHG emissions and accelerate climate action efforts. The 2020 SEEC Virtual Forum will feature 18 webinars in total from June to November 2020. Watch past Webinar Recordings Register for Upcoming…
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Technical Assistance: Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Eligibility

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The Statewide EE Best Practices Coordinator is pleased to share a brief response to a recent Technical Assistance Request on the topic of Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Eligibility. If you’re interested in knowing whether your public agency facilities qualify for recently expanded incentives for energy storage, these tips and resources may help. Self-Generation Incentive Program…
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SoCalGas EE Program Response to COVID-19 Emergency

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As a company, SoCalGas prioritizes the health, safety and wellbeing of its customers, employees, and contractors. In this time of the COVID-19 national emergency, SoCalGas is continuing to monitor and implement guidance from local, state and federal health and emergency response agencies. In alignment with SoCalGas company directives, SoCalGas’ EE Programs are announcing the following…
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Major Energy Storage Incentives Authorized by CPUC Can Help Safeguard those most Vulnerable to Wildfire and Power Safety Shut-offs

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Greetings California Energy Colleagues, I wanted to make sure community-serving energy professionals in CA were aware that the CPUC has recently authorized major modifications to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to strengthen resiliency in communities facing the greatest risk of wildfires and Power Safety Shut-offs. Since 2001, the SGIP has played a critical role in…
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A message from the new BPC, Angie Hacker

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Dear California Energy Colleagues, As the Statewide Energy Efficiency Coordinator Best Practices Coordinator, I’m eager to help deliver valuable modes of knowledge exchange that can help communities sustain and accelerate their energy and climate goals.  Those of you working on solutions on the ground here in California are the most compelling storytellers about local successes and…
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