6/6 Training for Resiliency-Focused Local Government Staff: Engaging Communities in Effective Problem Solving, by Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI)

The Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI) is holding a special training for local governments June 6th, in Oakland, CA: read more below. Climate change is a daunting topic, especially for agencies tasked with (more…)

Report: How Climate Change Affects Health in the United States

A new report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program provides a scientific assessment of how climate change is already affecting human health. The report focuses in on temperature-related death and illness, air quality impacts, extreme events, vector- (more…)

U.S. DOE Report: How Climate Change Threatens U.S. Energy Infrastructure

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy covers how climate change threatens energy infrastructure. Click here for discussion between DOE Secretary Ernest Muniz and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, or to read the report. For a fact sheet on implications for the Southwest (including California), click here.

Energy Commission Funding Supports Efficiency, Alternative Fuel Projects

The CEC approved several grants, contracts and loans yesterday that support projects – for City of Gardena, UC Riverside, San Luis Obispo County, and San Diego Community College District – that will help the state meet its EE and GHG emission reduction goals. Modifications have also been made to the reporting process for publicly owned…

Exploration of Demand Response Implementation on University Campus (UCLA)

A new report reviews the benefits and implications of implementing demand response programming using open automated demand response (“AutoDR”) architecture at the University of California Los Angeles. The report was conducted by the UCLA Smart Grid Research Energy Center and contributes to California Energy Commission (CEC)’s Energy Research and Development Division’s Energy Technology Systems Integration Program.…