Lancaster Choice Energy Receives $1.47 Million CEC Grant

As shared by Lancaster Choice Energy, “Lancaster Choice Energy, the City of Lancaster’s very own locally-run clean energy power program, was recently awarded a $1.47 million dollar grant by the California Energy Commission. The grant serves as a way for (more…)

California Releases Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (Comments Requested by July 6th)

The state has released a Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan in response to Governor Brown’s B-32-15 Executive Order, with comments requested on the Draft Plan by July 6th. (more…)

Palo Alto City Council Council Adopts 80 x 30 Goal, Shares Earth Day Progress Report

Palo Alto’s City Council adopted the general framework of its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its April 18th meeting, committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030. (more…)

Zero Net Energy Retrofit Tour in Sunnyvale

Check out the below opportunity to tour a zero net energy (ZNE) retrofitted structure in Sunnyvale – if interested in attending, click to register before 4/11 to avoid a price increase: Previewing The Next NZE Retrofit in Sunnyvale Have you asked yourself how Silicon Valley will meet the challenge of ever-higher energy efficiency standards with its…

March 14th Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Retrofit workshop at the San Mateo County Office of Education

Find out how schools in California and across the country are saving energy, money and more! The New Buildings Institute is holding a no-cost training on March 14th covering zero net energy, in partnership with the California IOUs as part of the Prop 39 ZNE Pilot program. Join them to learn how you can help…

CEC Reviews Innovative Designs to Enhance California Schools, Move Toward Zero Net Energy

For a great example of how government and schools can support each other to find innovative solutions to saving energy, take a look at the designs presented at the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water initiative last week in Sacramento, and assessed by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The designs found solutions in a range of school…