Palo Alto City Council Council Adopts 80 x 30 Goal, Shares Earth Day Progress Report

Palo Alto’s City Council adopted the general framework of its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its April 18th meeting, committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030. (more…)

Inyo County’s New Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund

In 2013, Inyo County partnered with Southern California Edison (SCE) to research opportunities for seed money and to develop policies to set up an energy efficiency revolving loan fund (EERLF) to serve as a dedicated source of funding for energy-saving (more…)

Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) Public March 2016 Quarterly Meeting Highlights

The Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC)’s quarterly meeting was held in San Francisco this past Friday. Highlights from the meeting of potential interest to local governments include: Addition of second local government member to the Committee. Barry Hooper of the City and County of San Francisco had previously been the only local government representative on the…

Looking for Funding? More than $569 million available to local governments for climate and energy initiatives from federal agencies

Ten different federal funding opportunities, totaling more than $569 million shared through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy newsletter are shared below. To sign up for EPA’s newsletter, or learn more, visit the EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.   1) DOE State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards – $5 million Applications…