Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

August 12, 2019
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 Redirecting energy efficiency policies for the climate
Energy Institute at HaasFor decades, energy efficiency has been a tried-and-true way to help the environment. Electricity is generated by power plants that pollute the air and damage the climate. Using less electricity has meant reducing these upstream harms. But the simple link between electricity consumption and environmental harms is changing.  

How Latinos can help in the fight against climate change
Cal Matters - In California, climate change is a personal issue. We seem to be experiencing its earliest effects much more dramatically than the rest of the country. But Latinos are truly on the front lines. Construction, farming, manufacturing all draw heavily on Latino workers, and they are at greater risk when they must work in extreme weather conditions.

 SEEC Zero Net Energy Cohort announced
ICLEI - Apply now for guidance on implementing Zero Net Energy (ZNE) programs for your community. Beginning in September, ICLEI will host the "ZNE Cohort", a structured webinar series to introduce local governments to ZNE and guide them through the process of creating ZNE communities. The ZNE Cohort is available through SEEC at no cost to participants.

New resource: The age of the smart home guide
AM Conservation Group - Technically speaking, our working definition of a smart home combines artificial intelligence, energy efficiency and wireless technology to create a common communication system in service to a responsive home environment. The smart home means technologies such as smart thermostats, appliances and lighting wirelessly work together to increase residents’ comfort and convenience in their homes.

  Top Resources

  1. Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Presentations (SEEC)

  2. An Incandescent Truth: Disparities in Energy-Efficient Lighting Availability and Prices in an Urban U.S. County (Applied Energy)

  3. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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

  5. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)

  6. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)

  7. Evaluation, measurement, and verification for EE policies and initiatives (US EPA)

  8. Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the Energy Efficiency Workforce (ACEEE)

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