Local Government Request:
Has anyone implemented a mandatory or incentive-based SOLAR +
STORAGE program/ordinance? We’re considering
implementing an ordinance mandating solar PV for residential
and non-residential new construction. For a more complete
24-hour-a-day solution, which also increases our resilience, we’re
contemplating adding energy storage, either as mandatory installed
or wired storage-ready. We’d love to hear from others who have
implemented this or have considered doing so. Please reply to Steve
Here are your wEEkly updates:
News and Opportunities
to Beacon and Spotlight Award Winners for 2017!
Congratulations to cities, counties, and other local agencies
improving sustainability in their communities! Palo Alto, San
Carlos, Claremont, Hayward, Foster City, Sacramento, Fremont,
Scotts Valley and Alpine County all received Beacon Awards
California ISO - California Microgrid Roadmap Joint Workshop
As part of an ongoing workshop series discussing the opportunities
and challenges associated with the creation of a microgrid in
California, the CEC, CPUC, ISO will be hosting the final joint
workshop with stakeholders at the ISO on October 2, 2017.
Forum - Municipal Buildings Leading by Example
This BayREN forum will focus on how local governments are setting
and meeting ambitious targets aimed at improving energy efficiency
in public buildings while encouraging the private sector to do the
is coming, but 1 idea may help save Planet Earth
California Treasurer John Chiang is partnering with the Milken
Institute and Environmental Finance to host a symposium on green
bonds for institutional investors in Los Angeles, Feb. 27-28
Clean Energy Proposals Face Demise As Opposition Fails to Yield
California has grown accustomed to setting benchmark after
benchmark on environmental policies, but ambitious efforts to
spread renewable energy around the state and the region could grind
to a halt this week.
Webinar - Achieving Zero Net Energy for Multifamily Housing
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city officials,
multifamily building owners, facility managers and contractors to
attend a free webinar, Tuesday,
Sept. 26, that will showcase start-to-finish
resources for reaching zero net energy (ZNE) in the multifamily
Resources and Publications
resource on California's state-regulated light-emitting-diode
A new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) resource on California’s
state-regulated light-emitting-diode standards has been posted to
the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Program’s website.
That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!
Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best