San Diego Begins Working Group & Implementation Plan for New Climate Action Plan

Moving from climate action plan development to implementation is a big step – a step that the City of San Diego is solidifying with its working group meeting today. The diverse working group – which includes San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Environmental Health Coalition, Circulate San Diego and…

US Department of Energy Announcement of Upcoming Funding Availability: Data-driven Local and Tribal Government Energy and Climate Strategic Planning

The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications to advance data-driven decision-making by local governments in support of their climate and energy goals. The FOA will be targeted toward local and tribal governments and…

Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) Quarterly Meeting March 25th

The Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on March 25th in San Francisco. Interested parties are welcome to participate in this public meeting, either in person or online. Per the agenda, the meeting will cover a number of items that may be of interest to local governments – including addition of…

3/16 Public Sector Sub-Committee Meeting Recap, Highlights, Resources

Yesterday’s meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee’s Public Sector Sub-Committee reviewed the analysis of the Program Administrators that will feed the five-year business plans of energy efficiency program offerings and strategies due from Administrators to the CPUC September 1st. Presentations of public sector needs and potential, challenges and opportunities were made by SDG&E, SCE,…

Corte Madera Adopts Climate Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Town of Corte Madera adopted and published its new Climate Action Plan, making Marin County a county where all cities and towns – and the County itself – have a climate action plan in place. (Click here for links to all of Marin County’s climate action plans.) The Plan reviews the Town’s greenhouse…

Tools for Planning and Implementation: A Strategic Energy Planning Template for East Bay Municipalities

Creating a regional template for energy and climate planning is a great way to gain efficiencies in the planning process, and promote best practices sharing and discussions across multiple governments. With the assistance of consultants Newcomb Anderson McCormick (NAM) and QuEST, the East Bay Energy Watch (PG&E’s East Bay Local Government Partnership) has developed a new…

Job announcement: SF Environment Climate Program Manager

The SF Department of Environment is hiring for a Climate Program Manager! The new Climate Program Manager will lead the development of a strategic vision for the integration of Climate and Systems programming (Green Building, EcoDistricts) within the Department of Environment. Click here for more information.

Sierra Business Council Named “Beacon Program Champion” for Energy Support in Sierra Nevada Region

Excerpted from the Institute for Local Government release: The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative have designated Sierra Business Council (SBC) a “Beacon Program Champion” for its work in supporting energy and climate action initiatives in the Sierra Nevada region. Sierra Business Council becomes the first organization of its kind to…

Office of Planning and Research Seeks Feedback on Jurisdictions’ Climate Change Activities

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has completed a draft list of plans and initiatives adopted by California jurisdictions to address climate change. Any changes to the list received by 2/19/16 will be incorporated.

Riverside’s New Economic Prosperity Action Plan and Climate Action Plan

In 2014 Riverside was one of twelve cities that collaborated with the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) on a Subregional Climate Action Plan (Subregional CAP) that includes 36 measures to guide Riverside’s GHG reduction efforts through 2020. Building off this highly-collaborative subregional CAP, the City of Riverside has put forth a “Riverside Restorative Growthprint”…

Santa Ana’s New Climate Action Plan Highlights Energy Savings from Utility, City, and Community Coordination

In Santa Ana’s new Climate Action Plan (CAP), the City highlights significant savings from collaboration with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas (SCG) to engage the community for energy savings. A summary from the Plan is shared below. To (more…)

C40 Report: Climate Action in MegaCities 3.0 Report

C40 Cities has released a report detailing city-level climate action. The report covers the following: Transformative Climate Action: Cities are Scaling Up Solutions C40 is Working: A Successful Model for Global Collaboration Financing Climate Action: Cities are investing Cities as Changemakers: Local Action Delivers Global Impact Cities On The Frontline: Mayors Are Creating Future Cities…
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