New to local government energy efficiency, and looking for some information to get started? See information in the four main categories below – or, check out some of the new, highlighted resources.
California’s 500+ local governments play a pivotal role in furthering energy efficiency throughout the state. Opportunities, goals, and strategies for local governments have been identified in the local government chapter of California’s Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.
Local Government Action on the EE Strategic Plan
Below are the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’s 5 overarching goals for local governments. Scroll below to see examples of local government activities that support these goals, and additional resources and best practices.
Recent developments, and resources for understanding them, are listed at the top of the page. Scroll down for older, foundational energy efficiency and sustainability legislation, orders, and decisions.
Featured publications are listed below. For additional publications as posted in the EE News and Updates, click here.
- eBook: Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws: Simplifying Compliance and Creating Value for Your Organization
- The City of Portland’s Green Tenant Improvement Guide
- RMI and BOMA’s joint Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants
- Sustainable Incentives Best Practices: A review of national sustainable incentive programs and policies for the San Diego Unified Port District (Apr. 2016)
- 2016 Annual Report to the Legislature on California Climate Investments Using Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Investments by Region
- The Hidden Battery: Opportunities in Electric Water Heating
- Closing the California Clean Energy Divide by California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), and Clean Energy Group (2016)
- Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots to Hot Spots to Action
- Geothermal Energy Potential: State of California (2016)
- The Role of Local Governments and Community Organizations as Energy Efficiency Implementation Partners (ACEEE, 2012).
- Energy Efficiency as the First Resource: Opportunities, Challenges, and Beating the Next Bust (ACEEE, 2008).
Below are some web pages that may be of interest to local government energy staff and elected officials.