1. The CEC adopted the AB 758 Action Plan
Adopted on Wednesday, September 9, an important step to meeting state goals to double energy savings in existing buildings. It also establishes a new Local Government Energy Challenge, which will fund implementation of existing best practices and the development of new innovative energy reduction strategies. Click here for more information
2. The CEC released 3 funding opportunities
Opportunities aimed at addressing non-technical barriers in the successful path to clean technology commercialization (see list below). Learn more at http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html
. The CEC is holding public pre-bid workshops
on 9/15 in Oakland, 9/16 in Fresno, and 9/22 in Lynwood.
- Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative ($33M to support early development of promising new energy concepts)
- Regional Energy Innovation Cluster ($20M to 4 regions - SF Bay Area, Central Valley, LA, San Diego)
- Connecting Emerging Technologies and Strategies to Market Needs and Opportunities ($7M to undertake market assessment to optimize future EPIC investments).
3. Local Government Commission seeks Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
The Coordinator facilitates a statewide focus both in gathering exemplary policies and practices, and tracking progress on a statewide level on government facility and community energy use, retrofits, and strategic plan metrics. Application deadline is October 2nd. Learn more at http://www.lgc.org/statewide-local-government-energy-efficiency-best-practices-coordinator.
4. OPR seeks comments by October 12
Comments will be about the Preliminary Discussion Draft or Proposed Updates to the CEQA Guidelines
. Comments may be submitted to CEQA.Guidelines@resources.ca.gov.
5. Early-bird registration open for 2015 ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference
Event will bring together people from the IT, telecom, energy efficiency, utility, solution provider, policy, and energy consumers sectors to share and learn how information and communications technology can improve the use of energy. Learn more and register at http://aceee.org/conferences/2015/ie#Registration.
6. New Reports to check out:- California's Manufacturing and Benefits of Energy Efficiency- California Climate Policy to 2050: Pathways for Sustained Prosperity- Achieving California's Greenhouse Gas Goals: A Focus on Transportation- State & Regional Carbon Pricing & GHG Regulation under EPA's Clean Power Plan
7. Click here
to view a calendar of energy-related events.
The calendar is currently being developed and will be updated on a weekly basis. If you have any events you would like added to the calendar, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.