Upcoming Federal Webinars for State and Local Governments

Check out the below federal webinars advertised through EPA’s State and Local Climate newsletter! It’s looking like AB 802’s benchmarking and energy disclosure implementation is going to leverage EPA Portfolio Manager, and the (more…)

Santa Barbara County Green Business Program Certifies 15 New Green Businesses

Santa Barbara County celebrated the addition of 15 new green businesses to its Green Business Program at a luncheon event this week. Per their website, Program Director Frances Gilliland shared: ”The Green Business Program continues to work with so many (more…)

WRCOG, SANBAG and County of LA Win 2016 Climate Leadership Award

Congratulations to the Western Riverside Council of Governments, San Bernardino Associated Governments, and the County of Los Angeles, for receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 Climate Leadership Award! For more information on their accomplishments and best practices using the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program, click here.

ACEEE Fact Sheets: Representing the many values of EE

ACEEE released a series of fact sheets this week that contain stories on how energy efficiency improvements have had positive impacts on family disposable income, economic development, environment, and health. These powerful stories are a great resource to help share the many values of energy efficiency.

CEC RFP: Technical Support For Increasing Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings to Support SB 350, AB 758, and AB 802 Implementation

Per the RFP, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking a “consultant team of qualified staff and subcontractors to provide technical support to the Energy Commission’s existing buildings programs for increasing energy efficiency in existing California buildings, to implement portions of energy efficiency strategies for existing buildings as directed by Assembly Bill 758 (Skinner, 2008),…

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…

Increase in Bay Area Air Quality Management District Funds for Reducing Motor Vehicle Pollution

Air quality regulators have recently seen a $30 million increase in funding – check out what funds are available to local governments from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) on their funding webpage. Looking for air district funding for government agencies in a different region? The South AQMD lists a number of funding…

Annual Report is Released Detailing 2015-16 Cap and Trade Auction Proceed Expenditures

California’s Department of Finance has released an Annual Report detailing the outcomes of close to $2.6 billion appropriated from Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to state agencies in 2015 and 2016. $1.7 billion has been allocated to greenhouse gas (GHG)-reducing programs and projects expected to save 14.3 million tons of GHGs, with investments in high speed rail…

Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Website Now Live!

The EE Coordinating Committee‘s website is now live: visit www.caeecc.org for the latest information on how to analysis and progress to date on Program Administrators’ developments of multi-year business plans for energy efficiency programming and funds – and how you can get involved. For information on the public sector sub-committee’s upcoming meeting on March 16th, click here.

Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans

California’s Natural Resource Agency released a new report earlier this week, Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans. The report showcases the state’s activities to reduce carbon consumption and prepare for activities – including droughts, wildfires, and sea level rise – expected with climate change. To read about the role of energy efficiency policies and programs (including the state’s Energy Efficiency…