Madera County Set to Save Energy, and Nearly $15M in Tax Dollars through Facility Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Solar Install

The Madera County Board of Supervisors announced at its March 1st Board meeting that it has completed the latest chapter in its successful solar and energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services energy performance contracting. OpTerra’s press release is shared below. You can watch a short news clip and hear more from County leadership on efforts…

2016 State Policy Landscape: What it Means for the Sierra

The Government Affairs Director of the Sierra Business Council shares a high-level update on state legislative climate policy that are important to the Sierra. Key components include the Governor’s Proposed Budget’s allocation of $3.1 billion in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) dollars, implications of SB 350, and the Under 2 MOU proposal associated with the December…

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.

No-Cost Financing and Economic Development Conference 3/29 in Salinas

Presented by PG&E and CSU Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center, a No-Cost Financing and Economic Development Conference will be held in Salinas in March 29th. The Conference is available to lenders, business owners, and local economic development executives and local government officials. See the event flyer for more information.

CAEATFA Workshop 3/29: An Opportunity for Feedback and Evaluation of PACE Financing Programs

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (“CAEATFA“) is issuing a Notice of Public Workshop for the third in a series of educational workshops on criteria for a comparative assessment of energy efficiency financing programs in California. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM (PST) at 915 Capitol…

Public Sector Sub-Committee 3/16 Meeting Basics: What It Is, Why It’s Happening and Why It’s a Significant Opportunity for Local Government Feedback on Utility/PA Offerings

The 5-second answer to the above: The March 16th meeting is a unique opportunity to hear and give feedback on the public sector market/needs analysis conducted by energy efficiency Program Administrators, which will be used to develop their business plans for their energy efficiency programming for the next five years. The meeting is a new opportunity…

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…

Date and Location Confirmed: EE Coordinating Committee Public Sector Plan Meeting

The Energy Efficiency “Coordinating Committee” authorized by CPUC Decision 15-10-028 will be hosting a public sector business plan meeting on March 16th from 9am-5pm at 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA (courtesy of PG&E). The meeting will also be available by WebEx. This meeting will be an unprecedented opportunity for interested parties to review the plans that Investor…

ACEEE Study Reviews Energy Efficiency Financing Coverage, Gaps, and Latest Trends

A new study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews coverage, gaps, and latest trends in energy efficiency financing. The study looks at: Financing trends in high coverage areas, including efficiency improvements to new and existing buildings, hybrid/electric vehicles and energy-efficient IT; Sectors that still contain gaps in financing option coverage,…
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