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…

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…)

City of Lomita New Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan Shows GHG Emissions Decrease

The City of Lomita’s new Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan (EECAP) includes a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory update that reveals a 7% decrease in energy use between 2005 and 2012. In the Plan, the City reviews its energy profile on the municipal and the community level, and proposes a number of strategies to keep energy…

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…

Integrating Energy Savings into City Operations: A Look at Chula Vista’s City Operations Sustainability Plan

Some of the most efficient energy efficiency efforts leverage and integrate with existing capital or operational plans. Chula Vista’s City Operations Sustainability Plan is a great document showing how Chula Vista is achieving this. The Energy Use portion of the Plan calls out sources of energy project funding, energy goals to be pursued depending on success…

Presentation: Enterprise Energy Management Information System

Learn about the Enterprise Energy Management Information System (“EEMIS”) from South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ Energy Lead Lena Luna in this November 2015 presentation. The EEMIS system was developed using support from the SCE utility-local (more…)

City of San Marcos Employs City Energy Roadmap for Rate Switch and Retrofits, Saving $168,000/Year

The City of San Marcos is putting its Energy Roadmap completed through the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to good use: through a utility rate switch, implementation of lighting and HVAC improvements at its City Hall and other buildings, as well as an Energy Management System that has enabled greater building comfort and energy…

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,…

Energy Roadmaps Completed for all SANDAG Cities, Implementation Underway

Through collaboration with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and support from its local government partnership with SDG&E, the Cities of Solana Beach and Poway recently released their Energy Roadmaps. These Roadmaps serve as management plans that provide the Cities with a framework to identify ways to save energy in government operations and in the…

Video: Local businesses tell the value they are seeing from LED lighting upgrades

Sierra Business Council, which operates the PG&E Sierra Nevada Energy Watch, has created a great video showcasing business owners in the area talking about the great benefits they see from energy-efficient lighting upgrades to LEDs. Upgrades were supported by PG&E rebates. Top of the list of benefits is cost savings – interviewed business owners are…

City of San Diego Honored for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, and Renewables

This City of San Diego press release contains a great list of programming that the City has implemented in pursuit of its energy efficiency and sustainability goals – programming that has saved the City energy, money, and led to the City being honored at SDG&E’s recent Energy Showcase Event. Activities undertaken by the City include: Installation…

ZNE Roadmap: Zero Net Energy Buildings: How California’s Local Jurisdictions Can Lead the Way

Get guidance on the steps to zero net energy that your jurisdiction can utilize to find energy and cost savings and comply with coming state regulations in this Zero Net Energy Roadmap for Local Governments from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), prepared for the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership, last updated May 2015.
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