Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly Update


Here are your wEEkly updates:

News and Opportunities

California Clean Energy Jobs Act Citizens Oversight Board Meeting
The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39) Citizens Oversight Board Meeting will be holding a board meeting on February 9, 2017.

Community Choice Aggregation En Banc Hearing
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) En Banc hearing on February 1, 2017.

A Water Sector Energy Hog 
Water use accounts for about 20 percent of California’s electricity use and 30 percent of natural gas used by businesses and homes according to Alvar Escriva-Bou at the the Public Policy Institute of California.

Art Rosenfeld, California’s Godfather of Energy Efficiency, 90
Art Rosenfeld, known as California’s “godfather” of energy efficiency and who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California.

Energy Commission Adopts RPS Results for POUs, Energy Demand Forecast Through 2027
The California Energy Commission looked back during today’s business meeting to see how publicly owned utilities (POUs) did in meeting California’s renewable energy requirements from 2011-2013 and looked ahead to predict how much energy the state will need through 2027.

Weatherization Guide for Local Governments
The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) released a new fact sheet on weatherization targeted for California local governments.

2017 SEEC Participant Survey
SEEC is requesting input from local government staff to get a better understanding of local government needs and interests to inform activities undertaken by SEEC and to help shape the 2017 SEEC Forum. We ask that you complete this quick survey by Today, January 27th at 5:00 PM.

Publications and Resources

Regulating Energy Efficiency - A Primer on the CPUC's Energy Efficiency Programs
A short report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that outlines how they currently regulate energy efficiency. 

Career Opportunities

Sustainability Coordinator, San Diego
Reporting to the Director of Sustainability, this role coordinates the day-to-day operations for the Office of Sustainability. Deadline: February 3, 2017

Senior Regional Planner, San Diego
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is looking for a Senior Regional Planner to support the implementation of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan and the Sustainable Communities Strategy

Project Manager and Community Strategies Manager, Eureka
Redwood Coast Energy Authority is seeking a Demand Side Management Programs Project Manager and a Community Strategies Manager.

SEEC Calendar 
Click the Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

2/1-2/3 Energy Auditing Techniques for Small and Medium Commercial Facilities
During this three-day workshop, the instructors will focus on the audit process and foster attendees' ability to identify energy efficiency, demand response, and operations and maintenance opportunities in existing facilities.  (Additional dates available in SEEC Calendar)

3/16-3/19 (Yosemite National Park) Yosemite Policymakers Conference
Join mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, and high-level department heads for the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference.

4/26-4/27 Green California Summit (Sacramento)
The Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology and practice can be showcased and shared.

5/5/17 (Long Beach) The Business of Local Energy Symposium 2017
Business of Clean Energy Symposium to convening government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California's shift to a clean energy economy and to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs.


That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator