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For Local Governments and their partners

January 08, 2018


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Resources and Opportunities
Updated energy saver guide covers new technologies
California ISO launches renewable energy market report
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Job Announcements



Upcoming events
Webinar: California legislative outlook 2018 - Jan 24
Forum: The Promise of Microgrids - Jan 25
Webinar: Creating EE Programs that Better Serve Hispanic Households - Jan 30
17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference - Feb. 1-3
2018 EPIC Sym posium: Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation - Feb 7
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A great new resource for local governments has launched!

LocalEnergyCodes.com offers tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. The site will serve as a repository for tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. Key resources available on the site include cost-effectiveness studies, ordinance summaries for internal communications, model language, and document templates. More resources will be included in the future as the site continues to be updated.

Click here for information on this new valuable resource for local governments.

News and Opportunities

Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an Opportunity
Matt Golden discusses the evolving role of energy efficiency as new measurement technologies are deployed and we continue to integrate. growing numbers of distributed resources.

ICLEI People's Delegation to COP23
As a follow up to the #WeAreStillIn campaign and in leadup to COP23 in Bonn November 6-17, ICLEI USA is in preparations to take a delegation of U.S. local leaders from our network joined by concerned citizens and members of the environmental justice communities.

Joint Agency Workshop on Senate Bill 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Implementation
The CEC and CPUC will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss implementation of the Low-Income Barriers Study for energy efficiency and renewables.

Per capita residential electricity sales in the U.S. have fallen since 2010
Energy efficiency improvements have contributed to long-term declines in residential energy usage for the nation.

Warren Buffett is building up a 'recession resistant' energy powerhouse
From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse.

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why
Although the portfolios of six participating firms did reach the 70% or higher average savings goal, the reason many firms fell short could be attributed to a lack of energy modeling.

Career Opportunities

Communications & Sustainability Management Analyst - Portola

Senior Energy Programs Coordinator Position - County of SLO

Energy Planner/Analyst - Humboldt State University

New Senior Manager, Communications  - Energy Foundation

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SEEC Calendar 
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10/15-10/18 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.


Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info
 

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LG Input Requested: Staff Engagement Information and Strategies
Request for information from local government agencies regarding staff engagement practices as they pertain to energy efficiency, sustainability, climate change, climate adaptation etc. efforts and initiatives. We’d like to hear about how you garner support for your projects/initiatives from decision makers, city council/board of supervisors, your staff, and your community. We also want to hear about what are some of the obstacles you face in moving projects forward from conception to implementation. If your organization has rolled out an engagement strategy that was successful in changing the culture in your organization to be supportive of your initiatives we’d love to hear about it.  This information will help guide the development of a staff engagement plan for a fellow local government

Please contact Rosie Kang, Willdan Energy Solutions at rkang@willdan.com or (626) 633-6218 to provide your input.

News and Opportunities

ICLEI USA launching COP23 People's Delegation Essay Contest
As a follow up to the #WeAreStillIn campaign and in leadup to COP23 in Bonn November 6-17, ICLEI USA is in preparations to take a delegation of U.S. local leaders from our network joined by concerned citizens and members of the environmental justice communities.

CEC Workshop: 2019 Standards - Residential Heating Ventilation and Cooling Measures
The Energy Commission will be holding a staff workshop for the development of the 2019 Building Standards on Tuesday, July 18th.

Napa County Planning Commission to consider climate action plan
“There is strong consensus that global climate change is occurring; seasons are shifting, average temperatures are increasing, precipitation levels are changing and sea levels are rising,” the proposed plan said.

PG&E leads California on energy efficiency scorecard
Ranked third in the country, PG&E led California as the top-placed utility in the state for energy efficiency.

Cap-and-trade key to green energy future
Since 2012, California’s economy has grown twice as fast and produced 50 percent more jobs than the rest of the nation, bolstered by clean energy companies and jobs.

Jerry Brown Announces a Climate Summit Meeting in California
The Climate Action Summit will be held in San Francisco September 2018.

Sacramento to Serve as 'Green City' with Massive Electric Vehicle Carsharing Program
Volkswagen will spend $44 million to build out its first “Green City,” or network of electric vehicle charging stations and EV carsharing services.

Calif. Utilities Say Data Bill Poses Security Risk
SB 356 requires the CPUC to make capacity, distribution infrastructure and pricing data available to the public in a machine-readable format on the Internet by Jan. 1, 2019.

Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule - July
The Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule is available and includes events in Marina, Modesto, Los Angeles, and Orange.

Resources and Publications

CEC Tracking Progress - Energy Efficiency
The Energy Commission has published an updated tracking progress document for statewide energy efficiency.ZNE

Career Opportunities

Sustainability Project Manager - BART

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SEEC Calendar 
Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.



7/28-7/29 - Zero Carbon Zero Net Energy Redwood Retreat
Join Industry Leaders As they present case studies and technical deep dives on ZNE and Zero Carbon strategies.

10/15-10/18 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.


That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info
 

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News and Opportunities

New Date for CPUC ZNE Action Plan Workshops
The workshops will be held on June 5th. In-person attendance is recommended.

ICLEI to Launch Online Training Platform for ClearPath in July
The new training platform, or Learning Managment System, will provide an attractive, intuitive structure for local governments to learn the ClearPath online.

Fremont to require solar panels, EV chargers in new homes
The City of Fremont and Rachel DiFranco, the city's Sustainability Coordinator, are leading the way to prepare their communities for the ZNE and EV future.

Energy Commission Awards More Than $36 Million for Clean Transportation
The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects.

California set an ambitious goal for fighting global warming. Now comes the hard part
A comprehensive article from the LA Times dives into the challenges ahead for California's ambitious climate goals.

Publications and Resources

Workbook on Proposed SB 350 2030 Energy Efficiency Savings Doubling Goal
The Energy Commission has provided an Excel workbook that contains the source data for the proposed SB 350 2030 energy efficiency savings doubling targets.

Free Fleet Sustainability Assessment from carbonBLU
The “carbonBLU Brief” is a high-level, 30,000-foot view of a fleet's sustainability including vehicle replacement scenarios.

NEEP Home Energy Management System Appliance Inventory
The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) has created an inventory of Home Energy Management System appliances.

Career Opportunities

Energy and Sustainability Analyst - Sonoma County

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager - StopWaste

 



SEEC Calendar 
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5/16 - Public Works Institute-Advancing Careers in Public Works Management
Participants will learn supervisory and management skills, and will learn how to apply them to real world public works applications.

5/16 - SB 350 Low-income Barriers Study Implementation
The CEC and the CPUC will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss implementation of the SB 350 Low-Income Barriers Study

5/19 - CPUC and CEC En Banc on Community Choice Energy in California
The CPUC and CEC will hold a joint En Banc Hearing with Commissioners of both agencies attending to discuss the changing state of retail electric choice

7/28-7/29 - Zero Carbon Zero Net Energy Redwood Retreat
Join Industry Leaders As They Present Case Studies and Technical Deep Dives

10/15-10/18 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.


That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info
 

Greenhouse gas inventory seminar planned

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization will hold class on conducting a greenhouse gas emissions inventory.

The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the SJVCEO Board Room, 4747 N. First St., suite 140, in Fresno. The program is geared to local government officials and regional planning agencies. There is no charge. Here is the link to register.

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA is conducting the training through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative.

ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. The council was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at an inaugural conference of the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future at the United Nations in New York.

Included in the training session will be:
  • Overview of the SEEC project and ICLEI
  • Overview of conducting a government operations inventory
  • Overview of conducting an inventory at the community scale
  • Defining the scope of study, boundaries and protocols
  • Overview of the Local Government Operations Protocol and Community Scale Protocol Framework
  • Timelines, staff and resources needed to effectively complete inventory
  • Gathering, organizing and working with data
  • Sector detail (overview of recommended and alternate methods and discussion of data sources)
  • Overview of tools that can be used to gather data and execute a comprehensive inventory
  • Reporting inventories

The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative is a new alliance to help cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy. It is a collaboration between three statewide nonprofit organizations and California’s four investor-owned utilities.

Members are ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, The Institute for Local Government, The Local Government Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Diego Gas and Electric Co., Southern California Edison Co. and Southern California Gas Co.

The program is funded by California utility ratepayers.