Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! 

1.  Notice for 7/6 IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on the Governor's Energy Efficiency Goals

Public Notice for the July 6, 2015 IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on the Governor's Energy Efficiency Goals is now available at

For more information:
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2.  Barriers Impede Industrial Energy Efficiency

New report from DOE that could help EE program implementers better understand how to market projects with industrial customers.  To read the full article, go here:

3.  Notice, Agenda and Presentation of Staff Workshop on Home Energy Rating System Program Quality Assurance Issues

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will conduct a staff workshop on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program under the HERS Order Instituting Informational (OII) Proceeding, Order No. 12-1114-6. The purpose of the OII is to collect necessary information to identify potential procedures and other actions to improve the HERS Program. During the workshop, staff, stakeholders, and other interested persons, will focus on Provider Quality Assurance (QA) issues within the HERS program in order to begin developing recommendations for Energy Commission consideration in a future rulemaking.

The workshop will be held on:
Thursday, July 9, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION1516 Ninth Street1st Floor, Charles Imbrecht Hearing RoomSacramento, CaliforniaWheelchair Accessible

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: Parties and the public may attend the Public Workshop in person at the above location or by telephone and/or by computer via our "WebEx" web conferencing system. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the notice at:

WebEx and Conference Call-in-toll-free number: 1-866-469-3239 Please go to

Access code: 928 448 754Meeting Password: meeting@10

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4.  MCE is Recruiting for Community Power Organizer - Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Marin Clean Energy is seeking a Community Power Organizer – Bilingual (English/Spanish). 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to
The announcement is posted at www.mcecleanenergy/about-us/staff

5.  Three Progressive Environmental Positions w/the City of Cupertino
The City of Cupertino, best known as the home of Apple, Inc., is currently recruiting for two positions to grow our Sustainability Division, located within the Office of the City Manager.  These include (1) a Sustainability Coordinator to support the implementation and monitoring of our agency’s Climate Action Plan and (2) a Utility and Efficiency Analyst (2-year Limited Term) to expand our sustainability data collection and analytics.  Position announcements are attached and also shared on the City’s Cal Opps page. Both positions close on Monday, June 29th with the hope for interviews and placement shortly thereafter. 
The City is also recruiting for an Environmental Outreach Coordinator - a shared position between the Sustainability Division and the Public Works Department. 

Under the direction of the Environmental Programs Manager and the Sustainability Manager, this position will create, plan, develop, organize, coordinate, track and evaluate community educational services and products for the City’s suite of environmental and sustainability outreach programs, initiatives and grant-funded projects. The full position announcement is also attached and shared on the City’s Cal Opps page. Recruitment for our Outreach Coordinator closes on Wednesday, July 15th with the goal of onboarding the best candidate in early August.
6.  Energy-Efficiency Efforts May Not Pay Off
So before I receive all kinds of “hate mail” for posting the link to this article in the Weekly Updates, let me say that I did not write the article, nor the report that is referenced in the article.  The article is from Scientific American and the report that is referenced has two UC Berkeley authors, so it comes from credible sources.  I decided to post it since the report will likely get a great deal of conversation going within the EE community.  I think people need to read for themselves what the report says and be prepared to talk about the report with critics of EE investment.  Here is the link:

And that is all for this week!