‘Clean energy’ grant funds tiny houses, electric cars, robots at local high schools

“High school teachers in Napa and American Canyon will receive grant funding through Proposition 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, to support projects constructing tiny houses, electric cars and robots that take care of greenhouses. Prop. 39 funds education projects that promote the development of an energy-efficient workforce and renewable energy sources.” Click here…

Funding: Prop 39 – Deadline Feb 26

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February 26, 2018, is the final opportunity to request Proposition 39 funding. If a local educational agency (LEA) has award allocation remaining, now is the time to apply by submitting an energy expenditure plan (EEP) to the Energy Commission. All amendments requesting additional Proposition 39 K-12 grant funding are also due by February 26, 2018.…

Butte College receives state award for energy project

“The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has honored Butte College for its work on an energy and sustainability project. At a meeting last week, the board named Butte College and five other community colleges winners of the annual Energy and Sustainability Award Competition. The board in 2012 established the awards to recognize leadership in…

Energy Efficiency in Schools – How Are We Doing?

“Almost five years ago, California voters passed Proposition 39, which closed a corporate tax loophole and devoted a good chunk of the increased revenues to reducing energy use at schools. In the most recent reports, the California Energy Commission says that $1.4 billion has been committed to K-12 schools so far through the program.” “The…

March 14th Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Retrofit workshop at the San Mateo County Office of Education

Find out how schools in California and across the country are saving energy, money and more! The New Buildings Institute is holding a no-cost training on March 14th covering zero net energy, in partnership with the California IOUs as part of the Prop 39 ZNE Pilot program. Join them to learn how you can help…

CEC Reviews Innovative Designs to Enhance California Schools, Move Toward Zero Net Energy

For a great example of how government and schools can support each other to find innovative solutions to saving energy, take a look at the designs presented at the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water initiative last week in Sacramento, and assessed by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The designs found solutions in a range of school…

Cap & Trade and Prop 39: What Local Governments Need to Know

The State of California has seen two emerging sources of funding focused on supporting greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts and energy efficiency. The state agencies, the legislature and numerous stakeholders are now in the process of determining how to utilize the revenues generated from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions (projected at $200M this fiscal year and…
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