Anaheim National Association of Realtors Green Designation Event June 29th-30th

A two-day training event for National Association of Realtor (NAR) Green Designation will be held in Anaheim June 29th-30th, connecting realtors with the value proposition of green homes and how to sell to home buyers increasingly interested in high home (more…)

EE Funding to Low-Income Increased by $250 Million to Alleviate Blackout Risks

As covered by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the CPUC has approved $250 million in funding in Decision 16-04-040 to augment the budget of the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program in the Los Angeles region. Per NRDC: As a result of the commission’s action, Southern California Gas and Southern California Edison can now use…

5/2 EECC Public Sector Stage 2 Meeting Recap, Highlights, & Resources (Comments Due May 25th)

The second meeting (Stage 2) of the Public Sector Subcommittee of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (EECC, or CAEECC) took place May 2nd. The Stage 2 meeting (more…)

One Year Later: San Gabriel Valley EASY Program Successes

A year ago, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) launched a new program through the San Gabriel Valley Energy Watch partnership with SCE and SCG to empower residents to take simple energy efficiency measures in (more…)

Santa Ana’s New Climate Action Plan Highlights Energy Savings from Utility, City, and Community Coordination

In Santa Ana’s new Climate Action Plan (CAP), the City highlights significant savings from collaboration with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas (SCG) to engage the community for energy savings. A summary from the Plan is shared below. To (more…)

City of Lomita New Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan Shows GHG Emissions Decrease

The City of Lomita’s new Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan (EECAP) includes a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory update that reveals a 7% decrease in energy use between 2005 and 2012. In the Plan, the City reviews its energy profile on the municipal and the community level, and proposes a number of strategies to keep energy…

Greening City Gardens: A case study in the effectiveness of a coordinated approach to accessing utility incentives for energy efficiency retrofits in multifamily affordable housing in California

This report describes a new approach to financing energy efficiency retrofits at affordable multifamily rental properties in California. The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) worked (more…)