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
Rosie Kang, Willdan Energy Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626)
633-6218 to provide your input.
News and Opportunities
Regulations Modifications Workshop: July 19, 2017
The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Assistance Program is
the first of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing
(CHEEF) Pilot Programs to launch. It offers a loan loss reserve to
mitigate lender risk in providing access to financing for
residential energy efficiency projects in investor-owned utility
Assembly Yanks Major Storage Bill, Pushing It to 2018
Greentech Media reports on SB 700 that would have funded storage
incentives over 10 years.
Link: Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule - July
The July schedule for the CEC Energy Standards Outreach &
Education Schedule is now available. Locations of scheduled
meetings include Marina, Modesto, Los Angeles, and Orange.
Inconvenient Truth About City Climate Goals: ‘There’s No Data.
We’re Not Looking at Results
The Energy Gang brings in Sam Brooks, the former director of the
District of Columbia's sustainability division to discuss the data
issue for cities that want take the lead on climate change.
Resources and Publications
- Energy Auditing Techniques for Small & Medium Commercial
Facilities (3 Day Class)
The intention of this three-day workshop is to develop the energy
auditing skills of individuals associated with small-and medium-sized
(under 500 kW) commercial facilities.
Energy Newsletters Are Available
Newsletters from the Energy Commission and the California ISO are
available. The Spark, the Blueprint, and Energy Matters are
Action Resource Guide
CoolCalifornia has published an interactive webpage that catalogs
the latest resources for local government climate action planning,
including templates, calculators, and strategy implementation
EE Programs: A Baseline Assessment of Programs Serving the 51
ACEEE addresses the key questions and challenges around low-income
programs for single-family homes.
here to find previous job announcements
That's all for this week.
Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best