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…

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…

Webinar: Bringing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Low-Income Communities: What’s Working

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s webinar series, Bringing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Low-Income Communities: What’s Working, the following webinar will be held April 13th: Solar for All: Making it Happen in Low-Income Communities April 13, 2016 | 2:00–3:30 PM EST To register, visit the webinar’s registration page 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…

Energy Storage Deployment Coming to San Diego School District to Reduce Peak Demand: Power Efficiency Agreement Allows Installation at No Cost to the Schools

An agreement has been made with Green Charge Networks for a 7.4 megawatt energy storage system at San Diego’s Grossmont Union High School District. The largest planned installation of school-based energy storage to date in California, this installation at 14 sites is planned at no cost to the school district through a performance-based Power Efficiency…

Contracting Job announcement: Claremont Energy Challenge (CEC) Implementation

Sustainable Claremont is looking for an independent contractor to help us implement our commitments to the Claremont Energy Challenge (CEC), Claremont’s proposal for winning the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a national $5 million competition. We are looking for a passionate advocate for energy efficiency to persuade, mobilize, and activate Sustainable Claremont volunteers and Claremont…

Interim Contract CEO RFQ: Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority – Submit by March 7th!

The City of Cupertino is seeking a six-month contract Chief Executive Officer to help launch the region’s newest Joint Powers Authority, on behalf of the Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership (SVCCEP). If interested, a CV and letter of intent must be submitted by March 7th. As shared by the City: This is an exciting opportunity to provide…

California small businesses recognized through CoolCalifornia.org for implementing climate-smart strategies

Earlier this week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the winners of the 6th CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards, recognizing small businesses that demonstrate leadership and make notable, voluntary achievements toward reducing their carbon footprint. CARB’s press release is shared below: “These businesses illustrate the California story,” said CARB Chair Mary Nichols. “From Eureka to San…

ACEEE Shows Energy Efficiency Leads: Bill Gates Interview Follow Up, and Clean Power Plan Solutions

ACEEE released some interesting stories this week. The first is a response to Bill Gates’s interview in The Atlantic, in which he again shares that we need innovation, not just insulation. While new technology developments are absolutely critical, ACEEE points out that energy efficiency has provided foundational benefits on its own, and will continue to…

Ecologic Institute Taking Applications for 2016 POCACITO in Germany Program

The Ecologic Institute invites you to apply to take a trip to Germany as part of the upcoming 2016 POCACITO in Germany program to explore first hand how German cities are transitioning to become post-carbon cities. Participants from city and regional authorities, city planners and civil society actors will have the unique opportunity to directly…