Yuba County Considers Second Solar Project

Reviewing the savings being realized through the energy efficiency and solar projects Yuba County implemented in 2013, the County is considering a second solar installation. Details on the project shared by Appeal Democrat are below, or you can read the story in full. Yuba County is moving forward on a second large solar project that…

Utilities benefit from renewable energy growth

“Even at a glance, NextEra Energy’s (NYSE: NEE) third-quarter results are impressive. Earnings per share grew 18 percent, thumping management’s long-term compound annual growth target of 6 to 8 percent. That keeps the utility on track for another 12 to 14 percent dividend boost early next year. But the best news is inside that performance.…

Incident involving transfer of waste canister at San Onofre nuclear plant prompts additional training measures

“A contractor responsible for transferring canisters of spent nuclear fuel at the site of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been cited for “performance errors” and was directed to “take corrective actions, including additional training” for its workers, Southern California Edison officials said. Edison’s announcement came one day after a man identifying himself…

Regional Energy/Climate Planner – SANDAG

“Job Responsibilities This position is ideal for a planning professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in regional land use and transportation planning with a focus on climate change and energy planning. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring…

BayREN Single Family Upgrade Program Manager – Metropolitan Transportation Commission

“DESCRIPTION The San Francisco Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a regional program of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and is composed of nine county agencies that comprise the San Francisco Bay Area. BayREN designs and implements effective energy saving programs, and draws on the expertise, experience, and…

Management Analyst, Environmental Services Division – City of Hayward

The City of Hayward is recruiting for a Management Analyst position in our Environmental Services Division. Description “The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Management Analyst I/II. Under general supervision, this position performs administrative, budgetary, and statistical analysis including coordinating and conducting special studies, developing departmental procedures, methods…

WISE Forums

The WISE forums are part of a statewide program from the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) called Workforce Instruction for Standards and Efficiency (WISE).  The WISE program engages builders, manufacturers, and contractors in a variety of events throughout California covering best practices in high-performance wall and attic construction. If you have any questions, please contact Dan…

11/4/16 wEEkly updates

News and Opportunities CURRENTS Fall 2016 The newest edition of CURRENTS is now live, featuring a wide range of topics from a look into a Local Government Partnership’s less common energy project “gems,” to an update on key state climate and energy legislation. If you are interested in sharing best practices, lessons learned, or a success…

CURRENTS: Demonstrating the value of energy efficiency – the latest resources

We’ve heard from a number of local governments that the growing market-based interest in the value of energy efficiency is a huge help to building departments and energy code compliance, effective community program rollout, the spreading of sustainability best practices – and the list goes on. Several new reports and resources are showing more and…

CURRENTS: Preparing for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24 Part 6) – New Resources, and Ways to Leverage the Standards for Local Goals

The adoption of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings by the California Energy Commission created some exciting and unprecedented new opportunities for energy savings. As an example: single-family homes built following the 2016 standards will use 28% less energy compared to those built to the 2013 standards. Per California Energy…
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