Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

June 17, 2019
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Through the local government lens: developing the energy efficiency workforce
ACEEE - To ensure that trained workers are available to capitalize on efficiency investments, local governments can set workforce development goals, coordinate training programs, and provide equal access to opportunities to workers and businesses.

Contra Costa County launches collaborative sustainable community challenge

USDN - The County is leading a sustainability challenge for residents, committing them to take sustainable actions in energy, transportation, and water and to collaborate with other households.

 How much electricity consumption is too little?

Energy Institute at Haas - The idea of energy efficiency is to overcome market failures that can lead to people consuming energy even when the full societal costs of the energy exceed their benefits. An alternative perspective appears to be that people should just use less energy, period. Energy efficiency should be about the efficient use of energy, not the non-use of energy.

Advancing energy efficiency on the global agenda
T&D WorldAn early universal consensus that has emerged among experts working on climate change is this: the world needs energy efficiency, now more than ever. Energy efficiency has a critical role to play in addressing climate change, in achieving sustainable development, and in creating human prosperity.

2019 Statewide Energy Efficiency 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.

View the Draft Schedule
Take a look at the sessions, plenaries, and other activities for the 10th Annual SEEC 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. An Incandescent Truth: Disparities in Energy-Efficient Lighting Availability and Prices in an Urban U.S. County (Applied Energy)

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

  4. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)

  5. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)

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


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