Community Choice Energy at this year’s SEEC Forum June 20-21

“The session, entitled “How Community Choice Agencies Can Advance Energy Efficiency Goals” will explore the challenges and opportunities for local governments advancing energy efficiency goals via Community Choice agencies (CCAs). CCAs can initiate self-funded demand side programs, and also have the statutory authority to receive public benefit funds in order to fund and administer efficiency…

9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Sneak Peek to Next Week: Call for Proposals Open Soon! The 9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum will be opening a Call for Proposals next week! The 2018 Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is an opportunity to showcase Best Practices Local Projects Innovated Strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability Innovative Tools and…

Let’s Talk Climate – Applied Research and Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement

Climate change can no longer be marginalized as a special interest of environmental groups – it is becoming a personally relevant public interest for all of us. Let’s start a new conversation in communities across California on climate – one that is inspiring, is focused on solutions and their benefits, and contributes to greater public support…

The SEEC Learning Portal for GHG Inventories

The SEEC Learning Portal is Live! We are happy to announce the launch of the SEEC Learning Portal, a web-based platform to help facilitate your community’s greenhouse gas inventory, climate action planning, and energy efficiency work (register here). The Learning Portal offers a new way to access SEEC training resources in an organized, facilitated structure,…

Video: Oakland and Richmond on Bringing the Message of COP21 Home to California Communities

Hear from the Cities of Oakland and Richmond on their experience visiting Paris during the COP21 Climate Conference in December 2015, specific examples on their leadership on energy and climate in their communities, and advice for local governments looking to (more…)

Video: Beacon Program Award Winner San Carlos Shares its Energy and Sustainability Best Practices

In the below video, Beacon Program Award-Winning City of San Carlos shares its strategy and best practices that have allowed the City to save energy and greenhouse gas emissions in its municipal operations, and in the community. For more information on the SEEC Collaborative’s Beacon Program, visit the Institute for Local Government’s website.

Energy Code Ace Resources Update

The 2016 Title 24 standards become effective 1/1/17. Are you ready? Energy Code Ace is here to help you prepare with free offerings focused on what’s new in 2016. Four new Fact Sheets offer “quick reference” summaries of key Title 24, Part 6 (more…)

Sierra Business Council Named “Beacon Program Champion” for Energy Support in Sierra Nevada Region

Excerpted from the Institute for Local Government release: The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative have designated Sierra Business Council (SBC) a “Beacon Program Champion” for its work in supporting energy and climate action initiatives in the Sierra Nevada region. Sierra Business Council becomes the first organization of its kind to…