Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


wEEkly update

07/07/2017


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LG Input Requested: Staff Engagement Information and Strategies
Request for information from local government agencies regarding staff engagement practices as they pertain to energy efficiency, sustainability, climate change, climate adaptation etc. efforts and initiatives. We’d like to hear about how you garner support for your projects/initiatives from decision makers, city council/board of supervisors, your staff, and your community. We also want to hear about what are some of the obstacles you face in moving projects forward from conception to implementation. If your organization has rolled out an engagement strategy that was successful in changing the culture in your organization to be supportive of your initiatives we’d love to hear about it.  This information will help guide the development of a staff engagement plan for a fellow local government

Please contact Rosie Kang, Willdan Energy Solutions at rkang@willdan.com or (626) 633-6218 to provide your input.

News and Opportunities

ICLEI USA launching COP23 People's Delegation Essay Contest
As a follow up to the #WeAreStillIn campaign and in leadup to COP23 in Bonn November 6-17, ICLEI USA is in preparations to take a delegation of U.S. local leaders from our network joined by concerned citizens and members of the environmental justice communities.

CEC Workshop: 2019 Standards - Residential Heating Ventilation and Cooling Measures
The Energy Commission will be holding a staff workshop for the development of the 2019 Building Standards on Tuesday, July 18th.

Napa County Planning Commission to consider climate action plan
“There is strong consensus that global climate change is occurring; seasons are shifting, average temperatures are increasing, precipitation levels are changing and sea levels are rising,” the proposed plan said.

PG&E leads California on energy efficiency scorecard
Ranked third in the country, PG&E led California as the top-placed utility in the state for energy efficiency.

Cap-and-trade key to green energy future
Since 2012, California’s economy has grown twice as fast and produced 50 percent more jobs than the rest of the nation, bolstered by clean energy companies and jobs.

Jerry Brown Announces a Climate Summit Meeting in California
The Climate Action Summit will be held in San Francisco September 2018.

Sacramento to Serve as 'Green City' with Massive Electric Vehicle Carsharing Program
Volkswagen will spend $44 million to build out its first “Green City,” or network of electric vehicle charging stations and EV carsharing services.

Calif. Utilities Say Data Bill Poses Security Risk
SB 356 requires the CPUC to make capacity, distribution infrastructure and pricing data available to the public in a machine-readable format on the Internet by Jan. 1, 2019.

Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule - July
The Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule is available and includes events in Marina, Modesto, Los Angeles, and Orange.

Resources and Publications

CEC Tracking Progress - Energy Efficiency
The Energy Commission has published an updated tracking progress document for statewide energy efficiency.ZNE

Career Opportunities

Sustainability Project Manager - BART

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



7/28-7/29 - Zero Carbon Zero Net Energy Redwood Retreat
Join Industry Leaders As they present case studies and technical deep dives on ZNE and Zero Carbon strategies.

10/15-10/18 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.


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

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