San Diego Adopts Climate Action Plan

The City of San Diego adopted its new climate action plan last month. San Diego lists five bold strategies to reduce GHG emissions and achieve its 2020 and 2035 targets: Energy and Water Efficient Buildings Clean and Renewable Energy Biking, Walking, Transit and Land Use Zero Waste (Gas and Waste Management) Climate Resiliency San Diego…

Torrance City Council Approves Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan Chapter

Earlier this autumn the City of Torrance approved the adoption of its Energy Efficiency chapter for a Climate Action Plan (EECAP). The EECAP was developed through South Bay Cities Council of Governments through its local government partnership with Southern California Edison. Development and adoption of this EECAP allows the City of Torrance (City) to: Understand its…

Cities Take the Global Lead: Chula Vista’s Mayor Salas Shares Message for Local Governments from Paris

Click here to hear from Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas as she returns from representing Chula Vista at COP21. “The approach that local governments are taking is understanding that 70 percent of all carbon emissions come from cities,” Salas said. “If you act locally, and make changes within your city — even small changes that…

Efficiency and Resiliency Case Study: Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe

Learn in this Climate.gov case study how Northern California’s Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is leading on climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and renewables, and community resiliency – including their work to: conduct strategic climate action planning activities; build an energy-efficient hotel; install an innovative biomass-gasification-fuel cell system that turns biomass into electricity; install solar on…

City of Oakley Participates as Pilot City, Develops Strategic Energy Plan

The City of Oakley shared its participation as a pilot city to develop a Strategic Energy Plan with support of the East Bay Energy Watch at its recent City Council meeting. Read more in this article from Contra Costa Times. Search the website for more on this plan’s development. For more projects from East Bay Energy Watch,…

City of Beaumont Approves Final “Sustainable Beaumont” Climate Action Plan

Last week, Beaumont’s City Council approved the City’s Sustainable Beaumont Climate Action Plan. The Plan, prepared by Atkins and funded through the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), sets a number of goals, including: Provision of resources (education, training, audits, retrofits, and an Environmental Advocate) and working with regional groups and utilities to improve both…

Developing and Implementing a Climate Action Plan – Report on SANBAG Findings and Best Practices

A new Implementation Strategies report is available on the San Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG)’s website summarizing climate action planning and implementation support provided to SANBAG and its 21 participating cities. Table 6-1 features a list of best practices for local governments seeking to implement climate action plans, and breaks these best practices up into…

Distilling AB 802 and SB 350: Coverage on How Energy Savings Are Counted, and Incentivized

Looking for more information on the significance of the recent passing of SB 350 and AB 802 to local government energy efficiency activities? Efficiency.org writer Matt Golden provides a great summary, “New California Laws are a Needed Paradigm Shift for Energy Efficiency.” Given the changes in how incentives are to be provided for energy efficiency,…

City of South Gate Reduces Energy Use, Applies Best Practices, and wins Beacon Award

The City of South Gate is first city in Southern California to win the Beacon Award, presented through Institute for Local Government and Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). As shared by the Institute in its press release, “It is an honor to be the first Southern (more…)

City of Cupertino Recruiting 2 Sustainability Positions

The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for two positions to grow our Sustainability Division, located within the Office of the City Manager.  These include (1) a Sustainability Coordinator to support the implementation and monitoring of our agency’s Climate Action Plan and (2) a Utility and Efficiency Analyst (2-year Limited Term) to expand our sustainability…

Employment Opportunity – Senior Environmental Specialist at the Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego is currently seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Specialist to be part of our Green Port team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of six years of experience involving the development, analysis, and/or implementation of professional program assignments related to environmental sustainability. Direct experience with climate action planning and/or energy…

San Jose’s Green Vision Progress, 2014

San Jose’s progress on its Green Vision goals are up. Metrics are tracked on each of the following ten goals of the plan: Goal 1: Create 25,000 Clean Tech Jobs as the World Center of Clean Innovation Goal 2: Reduce Per Capita Energy Use by 50% Goal 3: Receive 100% of Our Electrical Power from…
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