Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

March 25, 2019
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City of Fontana receives recognition for energy efficiency efforts
InlandEmpire.US - Representatives from San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) and Southern California Edison (SCE) presented the City of Fontana with an award for being a local leader in energy efficient efforts through the San Bernardino Regional Energy Partnership.

An important vote for the climate
New York Times Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings. But few tend to vote, which could put the outcome in jeopardy.

  Efficiency leads 2019 energy job growth prospects
Utility Dive - The 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) shows traditional energy and energy efficiency sectors continued to outperform the economy as a whole, and added 152,000 new jobs last year.

California puts buildings in energy policy spotlight
NRDC - CEC's latest policy report puts reducing the climate impacts from buildings front and center for the first time, representing a bold shift in energy priorities. 

  

Opportunities

Rural Energy for America Program Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Deadline April 1
This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. View program factsheet.

2019 SEEC Forum Call for Proposals - Submittal Deadline April 2nd
The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is an opportunity to showcase best practices, local projects, and innovative strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability.  If you have something of interest to share, you are encouraged to submit a session or poster proposal.

Civic Spark Partner Recruitment - Second Priority Deadline May 3rd

CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges, is now accepting partner applications for the 2019-2020 Service Year.  View more information
 

 Top Resources:

  1. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

  2. Reducing Energy Waste through Municipally Led Behavior Change Programs (ACEEE)

  3. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)

  4. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)

  5. Energy efficiency over time: Measuring and valuing lifetime energy savings in policy and planning (ACEEE)

  6. Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and outlooks to 2040 (IEA)

  7. How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource? (IOP Science)

 

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