Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

April 15, 2019
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CARB submits annual report to legislature on California's energy efficiency and other climate investments using cap-and-trade auction proceeds
CARB This report provides details on energy efficiency (page 86 of pdf) and other climate investments made through the cap-and-trade program which serves as a model for the transformative change needed to ensure that California thrives on a vibrant, healthy planet for centuries to come.

San Jose Mayor makes case for why California needs to wean buildings off fossil fuels to effectively address climate change
Cal Matters - This commentary focuses on how the urgency of climate change demands growing the market for clean energy appliances and retrofits that support California’s zero-emission future.

Demonstration of a New Ultra-Efficient Water Heater and Space Cooler Could Lead to Net Zero Energy Restaurants
SCG - A new high efficiency, ultra-low emissions commercial water heating and space cooling unit, which just began field demonstrations at two Southern California restaurants, could dish out energy savings, lower operating costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for food service and hospitality facility operators.

Sunnyvale releases its draft Climate Action Playbook 
Urban Sustainability Bulletin - Sunnyvale recently released its draft Climate Action Playbook, an update to their Climate Action Plan that includes identification of climate action opportunities, targets, and specific actions, for public comment.



2019 SEEC Forum Seeking Sponsors
In an effort to diversify funding, the SEEC Forum is seeking event sponsors for the first time. Sponsoring the SEEC Forum highlights your organization's commitment to energy efficiency, and increases the impact of this important event attended bymore than 350 local government energy efficiency champions. For more info, please contact Margaret Bruce at or 408-605-2761.

Cal-OP ACE Program Buyer Survey
You are invited to participate in a research survey to better understand how government and other organizations are purchasing cost-effective energy related products. This research, funded by the California Energy Commission, is part of the California Opportunities for Accelerating Clean Energy (Cal-OP ACE) Program, an effort seeking to increase the uptake of distributed energy resources (DER) technologies among California institutions.

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.

  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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