Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

Here are your wEEkly updates:
  1. ARB Request for Participation in Public Work Groups
    ARB is developing the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Funding Plan for the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Investment Program. 18 public work groups will be used to discuss topics such as funding allocations, project and technology types, emission reduction targets, and overall goals for the category. If you would
  2. CEC Request for Information Due February 10th
    The purpose of this Request for Information is to determine areas of readiness and planning activities for potential funding. Responses received, as well as staff research and public comments from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Investment Plan Advisory Committee workshops, will guide the development of the next solicitation that will utilize the Regional Alternative Fuel Readiness and Planning funding allocation.
  3. New Podcast: Infinite Earth Radio
    Skeo, in association with LGC, launched a new weekly podcast committed to spreading ideas that lift up and revitalize marginalized neighborhoods and build great 21st century communities. Each week, Infinite Earth Radio features interviews with visionary civic leaders who are transforming the future so that you can hear about the latest sustainability initiatives and tools to bring these ideas to your community.
  4. FHA Reduces Multifamily Housing Insurance Rates to Support Energy Efficiency
    The Federal Housing Administration announced a new plan to reduce multifamily insurance rates in order to encourage capital financing of affordable and energy-efficient apartments. The rate reduction will take effect on April 1, 2016, and will directly impact FHA's Multifamily Housing Programs and properties housing low- and moderate-income families and/or developments installing energy-efficient systems or buildings within federal energy guidelines.
  5. Maintaining EV Charging Stations Uses Relatively Little Energy
    Today, there is roughly one public charger for every 10 EVs. In order to accelerate EV adoption, we need to reduce "range anxiety" by installing more charging stations. The good news is that the cost of EV charging has been found to be so nominal that it's insignificant when looking at commercial buildings' peak grid times.
  6. New SEEC Website
    Today, a new and improved website will be launched for the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative! The new site will continue to be your portal to the myriad of resources produced or collected by SEEC partners with a streamlined interface to keep you better informed of relevant news, events, and new resources.
  7. Calendar of Energy-Related Events
    Please forward events to

And that is all for this week!