Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

June 10, 2019
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The invisible energy bonanza

RMI - Three guesses: is this article about a new, cheaper renewable technology? A cheaper, safer nuclear fission or fusion technology? A new technology to extract more fossil fuel at lower cost? None of the above. It’s about neither energy supply nor new technology. It’s about a more important but far less familiar story: how smarter design can better apply existing technologies to create radical energy efficiency at far lower cost.

How California became far more energy-efficient than the rest of the country

Vox - The current EPA is going after California because of the state’s long and, to this administration, dangerous history of dragging the nation forward on clean energy and energy efficiency — precisely by using ambitious performance standards which has helped keep its residents’ energy bills low even as the per-unit cost of energy increases.

 Hawaii’s on-bill financing program unlocks energy upgrades for the masses
GTM - The Aloha State’s GEM$ program enables renters and low-income households to install solar and energy-saving equipment with no upfront costs.

Fighting climate change through higher education
SCESouthern California Edison (SCE), University of California and California State University partner on an innovative pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.


2019 SEEC Forum Reminders

Webinar: Lightning Round Session Trailers
To assist attendees in deciding which breakout sessions to attend, the SEEC Team will be holding a webinar on 6/18 at 1pm PST.

View the Draft Schedule
Take a look at the planned sessions, plenaries, and agenda for the 10th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum taking place at The Westin Long Beach on June 26-27. 

Register for the Forum
Space still available to register for the SEEC Forum which is offered at no cost to California local government staff and officials.

 Become a Forum Sponsor
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 by over 300 California local government representatives and other energy efficiency champions. 


Top Resources

  1. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

  2. Solar PV and Energy Efficiency in Residential Building Codes (ACEEE)

  3. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)

  4. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)

  5. Reducing Energy Waste through Municipally Led Behavior Change Programs (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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