Innovators Evening Lecture Series: Solar + Storage for Resiliency

San Francisco’s Solar and Energy Storage for Resiliency project examines the use of solar plus storage systems at facilities throughout the City that would serve critical loads in times of emergency (shelters, libraries, rec centers, etc.). The overarching goal is to expand the solar market by serving as a national model for integrating solar and…

IEPR Workshop on Climate Adaptation and Resilience for the Energy System

The California Energy Commission will jointly conduct a workshop with the CPUC to discuss new scientific and policy advances on climate adaptation and resilience for the energy system. The workshop is part of the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) proceeding. Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller and lead Commissioner for the 2017 IEPR will…

Microgrids-as-a-Service: A New Approach to Solve Resiliency, Efficiency, Sustainability Challenges

This webinar from Greentech Media will discuss how municipal, district, institutional, commercial campus or large buildings can benefit from a “Microgrid-as-a-Service” business model approach to stabilize their long-term energy costs and upgrade critical energy infrastructure without up-front capital. Click here to register

Grant: Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts. The deadline to submit applications is October 9th, 2017. Characterization and mitigation of climate change consequences for hydropower generation and electricity…

Open Call for Ideas – Resilient by Design

Concerned about climate change and how it will affect your Bay Area shoreline community? Ready to prepare for a more resilient future? Rather than wait for disaster, the Resilient by Design | Bay Are Challenge will help communities adapt to a changing climate before we feel its worst effects, while also improving the lives of…

Call for Proposals Closes July 3rd: 7th Annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit

The University of California, Santa Barbara, in partnership with the cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, the County of Santa Barbara, and the Community Environmental Council, will be hosting the 6th Annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. The event will bring together representatives from local governments and organizations to discuss common…

New Federal Agency Resources: Climate Change Fact Sheets, Funding for Air Sensor Best Practices, Tribal Clean Energy

See below for coverage of new resources and funding opportunities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s September State and Local Climate and Energy Program newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter directly visit USEPA’s page here. (more…)

New CEC Staff Report on Mitigation Options for Contingencies Threatening Southern California Electric Reliability

A new CEC staff report has been made available in preparation for the August 29th workshop on Electric Reliability in Southern California. Click here to review the Report, Mitigation Options for Contingencies Threatening Southern California Electric Reliability. The Executive Summary is excerpted below. (more…)

Webinars 8/23-24: Lessons Learned in CivicSpark Project Implementation, Central Coast, Los Angeles, and Southern California Regions

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that provides capacity-building support to local governments to accelerate California’s response and resiliency to climate change. These webinars aim to provide a snapshot of some of the accomplishments of the 2015-16 service year, with an emphasis on sharing lessons learned and best practices. (more…)

Upcoming Aug. 2016 Fed. Government Webinars – Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager, Energy Efficiency Financing, Waste Management, Resilient Solar Retrofits, and More

A list of August 2016 webinars is shared below from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Agency Newsletter. For details, scroll down. ENERGY STAR Webinars (more…)