This week the City of Berkeley’s Chief Resilience Officer shared with CityLab on the City’s new Resilience Strategy, of which energy and water savings and clean energy investments are key. (more…)
As the focus on resiliency and blackout prevention grows, here are some resources to connect with California local governments forging ahead on resiliency efforts (and some (more…)
Today’s EPA State and Local Climate Action Newsletter sent is copied below, sharing webinars, events and major federal funding opportunities: (more…)
The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) will be hosting a climate-related training in San Diego in May. The “Climate Fundamentals Academy” is a workshop series (more…)
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…)
The Call for Session Proposals for the 2016 California Adaptation Forum has been extended through Friday, April 15th. Don’t miss your chance to contribute to the dynamic (more…)
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…)
Learn about Palo Alto’s efforts to pave the road to Zero Net Energy in this new video: Looking for more on ZNE? Click here.
BluePillar’s new eBook, Facility of the Future Series: 5 Trends that Will Disrupt Energy Management in 2016, discusses the 5 trends that will disrupt energy management in 2016 and how you can take control of your facility’s energy future.
Many cities and municipalities lack the resources to prepare for and respond to threats like extreme weather, economic volatility, and aging infrastructure. Energy systems are particularly vulnerable because of their interactions with other systems (more…)
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.
Learn about how California rancherias are looking into (and implementing) microgrids as a source of resiliency in coverage from the Sacramento Bee: California rancherias look to microgrids for power during natural disasters. (more…)
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…
The Cities of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, and other organizations (including two partners of the SEEC collaborative) have been awarded funding from the San Diego (more…)
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.…