Managing EV Adoption: Lessons from Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Electric vehicle rollout requires management of a number of different concerns – including new infrastructure, peak electric load and consumption considerations, and customer concerns. In this article from Valley Vision, hear from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Manager of the Electric Transportation and Energy & Research Bill Boyce on what SMUD is doing to get the…

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…)

City of Hayward wins Environmental Award, Funds Energy Efficiency with Renewables

Announced on Friday, the City of Hayward has won the Acterra 2016 Business Environmental Award for its green power initiative at the City’s water pollution control facility. While the award focuses on the impressive amount of renewable energy generated at the facility, the way that Hayward is leveraging that renewable energy to fund other sustainability…

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…

US Department of Energy Announcement of Upcoming Funding Availability: Data-driven Local and Tribal Government Energy and Climate Strategic Planning

The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications to advance data-driven decision-making by local governments in support of their climate and energy goals. The FOA will be targeted toward local and tribal governments and…

Developing Guidelines for 50% Renewables: Changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standard Guidebook

The CEC is holding workshops to hear stakeholder feedback on changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Eligibility Guidebook. Slides from a March 17th presentation for this are available in this CEC Docket. The presentation reviews proposed substantive changes – including municipal solid waste combustion eligibility, extension of certification application deadlines, and an online RPS…