Through its partnership with SDG&E®, the City of Chula Vista created innovative approaches to advance municipal and community energy efficiency. Underserved audiences like small businesses, elderly, youth and low-income residents are reached (more…)
The Los Altos City Council unanimously approved the City’s Climate Action Plan at the council meeting Dec. 10, 2013. As shared by the City: “The actions Los Altos will take were selected to provide benefit beyond greenhouse gas emission reductions. The bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure will be expanded. This will be good for people who…
Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, delivers the keynote address (more…)
Indian Wells Approves Climate/Energy Action Plan, Retro-commissioning and Voluntary Green Building Program through Desert Cities Partnership
The City of Indian Wells, as part of the Desert Cities Energy Partnership involving Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, has approved a set of energy efficiency policies and programs – including a Climate Action Plan, Energy Action Plan, retro-commissioning measures, and a voluntary green building program. The Climate…
2012 White Paper, Regional Climate Action Plans: A New Approach to Facilitating Local Government Greenhouse Gas Reductions
A new paper reviewing Climate Action Plan projects sponsored by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, Kern Council of Governments and Coachella Valley Association of Governments can be read here. Abstract: Due to a confluence of political climate and favorable funding sources, local governments throughout California are on the forefront of planning efforts…
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) released a new white paper on energy efficiency and climate adaptation called Energy Efficiency: A Tool for Climate Adaptation.
From SEEC’s ILG: Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California’s Environmental Review Process: A Local Official’s Guide
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has developed a CEQA Greenhouse Gas Guide for elected officials, Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California’s Environmental Review Process: A Local Official’s Guide, that includes a brief discussion about climate action plans and the CEQA guidelines.