Recovery and Resilience Takes a Village Part 2

Recovery and Resilience Takes a Village Part 2 – Exploring Collaboration in Electrification Planning How Local Governments are Collaborating Across Boundaries, Agencies, and Sectors to Act on Climate Change With thanks to Angie Hacker and John Vandervort for researching and writing this piece for CURRENTS. IntroductionIn January, we released the first article in a 3-part…

2022 Sponsors

13th Annual CCEC Forum Sponsors Forum taking place September 21 – 22, 2022 in San Diego, California Thank you to our Sponsors for making the CCEC Forum possible! Funders of CCECVisionaryChampionsCatalyzersAdvocatesFriendsJoin the CCEC Forum as a Sponsor! Join us as a forum sponsor and enjoy benefits such as – a booth at the event, complimentary…

Get ready NOW for climate $$$! TCC and RCC Guidelines

Dear locals,  We want to ensure you have two big upcoming funding opportunities from the Strategic Growth Council on your radar: 1) Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) (collecting comments on draft guidelines by March 10, 2022) and 2) Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Round 4 (final guidelines released, NOFA expected March 8, 2022). Both can help you…

About the Forum

13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum Accelerating Climate Action & Advancing Justice September 21 – 22, 2022 • San Diego, CA Register hereThe in person 13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum #CCEC22 brings together several hundred local government staff, elected officials, and community organizations, so they can collaborate and learn from each other…

Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Buildings

Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Buildings Unique Opportunities for Local Governments Pursuing Sustainable Building Goals in 2021 and Beyond With thanks to Angie Hacker, Sarina Soor, and Gabriela Yamhure for researching and writing this piece for CURRENTS. IntroductionThe question of what buildings should be in the future is not new. However, the paradigm-shifting shocks resulting from the…

CCEC Forum Proposals

Please see below for all of the proposals submitted for the CCEC Forum. Each tab has all of the submissions (both full proposals and individual proposals) for a track. Please be sure to read all of the proposals before the Advisory Committee Meeting and vote on which full proposals you would like to see as…

Forum Program

12th Annual CCEC Forum Program Transforming Tomorrow Together | August 3 – 19, 2021 AboutPost-Forum SurveyPost-Session SurveyProgram Program Schedule at a Glance Track Legend Plenary Events (Recommended) Holistic Climate/Energy Planning and Readiness The Holistic Climate/Energy Planning and Readiness Track sessions will cover one or more of the following topic areas Leveraging energy data: benchmarking, tools,…

Forum Sponsors

12th Annual CCEC Forum Sponsors Transforming Tomorrow Together | August 3 – 19, 2021 AboutPost-Forum SurveyPost-Session SurveyProgram Thanks to our CCEC Forum Sponsors! Gold Level Sponsors The Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) reduced energy use in our region’s buildings for a more affordable, healthy, resilient and sustainable community. The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)…

Funding Resources

Funding Resources Taking local action on climate change and clean energy is hard enough. Let us help you identify ways to pay for it. Featured Active Funding OpportunitiesLocal Partnership Program – Application period expected to open August 2022Local Partnership Program The primary objective of this program is to provide funding to counties, cities, districts, and…

Maintaining Sustainability Staff

Maintaining Sustainability Staff Considerations for Local Governments Managing Concurrent Crises 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…

Resource Archive

The Best Practices Coordinator has gathered a number of climate and energy resources useful to local governments. Below is an archive of the different resources available.Energy Efficiency 101Coordinator and Utility ReportsEnergy Efficiency Strategic PlanProceedings, Decisions, and LegislationPublicationsTrainingsTransportationOther ResourcesEnergy Efficiency 101 New to local government energy efficiency, and looking for some information to get started? See…

Past Forum Resources

The California Climate & Energy Forum (previously the Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum) has been held since 2010. Resources, including videos, powerpoints, and notes from previous forums can be found below. 2021202020192018201720162015201420132012201120102021 12th Annual CCEC Forum Transforming Tomorrow Together | August 3 – 19, 2021 2021 Forum Theme Transforming Tomorrow Together: Weaving recovery,…

National News

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. Week of…

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

As part of the decision to adopt the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to produce, in 2018, a Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. The IPCC accepted the invitation, adding that the Special Report would look at these issues in the context of…

U.S EPA says more Americans will die under its power-plant rollback

“The US EPA says its proposal to relax greenhouse gas limits on power plants will cause as many as1,630 additional premature deaths annually by 2030 from heart and lung disease — an estimate independent experts say may be low. The projection is contained in a 289-page technical document accompanying the agency’s proposal to replace the…