Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) Public March 2016 Quarterly Meeting Highlights

The Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC)’s quarterly meeting was held in San Francisco this past Friday. Highlights from the meeting of potential interest to local governments include: Addition of second local government member to the Committee. Barry Hooper of the City and County of San Francisco had previously been the only local government representative on the…

Looking for Funding? More than $569 million available to local governments for climate and energy initiatives from federal agencies

Ten different federal funding opportunities, totaling more than $569 million shared through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy newsletter are shared below. To sign up for EPA’s newsletter, or learn more, visit the EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.   1) DOE State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards – $5 million Applications…

2016 State Policy Landscape: What it Means for the Sierra

The Government Affairs Director of the Sierra Business Council shares a high-level update on state legislative climate policy that are important to the Sierra. Key components include the Governor’s Proposed Budget’s allocation of $3.1 billion in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) dollars, implications of SB 350, and the Under 2 MOU proposal associated with the December…

Get Direct Information on Utility/PA 5-Year Program Planning from the EE Coordinating Committee

Along with launching a new website, the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (EE CC, authorized by CPUC Decision 15-10-028) has made it easier to stay informed on Committee and Subcommittee activities and plans: a Constant Contact list. Click here to sign up and stay informed on these very fast-paced and unique opportunities for stakeholder feedback. As…

CEC RFP: Technical Support For Increasing Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings to Support SB 350, AB 758, and AB 802 Implementation

Per the RFP, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking a “consultant team of qualified staff and subcontractors to provide technical support to the Energy Commission’s existing buildings programs for increasing energy efficiency in existing California buildings, to implement portions of energy efficiency strategies for existing buildings as directed by Assembly Bill 758 (Skinner, 2008),…

San Diego Begins Working Group & Implementation Plan for New Climate Action Plan

Moving from climate action plan development to implementation is a big step – a step that the City of San Diego is solidifying with its working group meeting today. The diverse working group – which includes San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Environmental Health Coalition, Circulate San Diego and…

US Department of Energy Announcement of Upcoming Funding Availability: Data-driven Local and Tribal Government Energy and Climate Strategic Planning

The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications to advance data-driven decision-making by local governments in support of their climate and energy goals. The FOA will be targeted toward local and tribal governments and…

Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) Quarterly Meeting March 25th

The Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on March 25th in San Francisco. Interested parties are welcome to participate in this public meeting, either in person or online. Per the agenda, the meeting will cover a number of items that may be of interest to local governments – including addition of…

Developing Guidelines for 50% Renewables: Changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standard Guidebook

The CEC is holding workshops to hear stakeholder feedback on changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Eligibility Guidebook. Slides from a March 17th presentation for this are available in this CEC Docket. The presentation reviews proposed substantive changes – including municipal solid waste combustion eligibility, extension of certification application deadlines, and an online RPS…

3/16 Public Sector Sub-Committee Meeting Recap, Highlights, Resources

Yesterday’s meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee’s Public Sector Sub-Committee reviewed the analysis of the Program Administrators that will feed the five-year business plans of energy efficiency program offerings and strategies due from Administrators to the CPUC September 1st. Presentations of public sector needs and potential, challenges and opportunities were made by SDG&E, SCE,…

Corte Madera Adopts Climate Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Town of Corte Madera adopted and published its new Climate Action Plan, making Marin County a county where all cities and towns – and the County itself – have a climate action plan in place. (Click here for links to all of Marin County’s climate action plans.) The Plan reviews the Town’s greenhouse…

Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Website Now Live!

The EE Coordinating Committee‘s website is now live: visit www.caeecc.org for the latest information on how to analysis and progress to date on Program Administrators’ developments of multi-year business plans for energy efficiency programming and funds – and how you can get involved. For information on the public sector sub-committee’s upcoming meeting on March 16th, click here.

Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans

California’s Natural Resource Agency released a new report earlier this week, Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans. The report showcases the state’s activities to reduce carbon consumption and prepare for activities – including droughts, wildfires, and sea level rise – expected with climate change. To read about the role of energy efficiency policies and programs (including the state’s Energy Efficiency…
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