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Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

09/08/2017


New! - EE Coordinator Resources PageCAISO Today's Outlook



You can now find Funding Wizard, links to utility on-bill financing, and other resources on the EE Coordinator Resources Page. This page will continue to be updated but if there is a resource you would like to see posted. Please contact the Coordinator at cgarcia@lgc.org.

Local Government Request:
Has anyone implemented a mandatory or incentive-based SOLAR + STORAGE program/ordinance? We’re considering implementing an ordinance mandating solar PV for residential and non-residential new construction. For a more complete 24-hour-a-day solution, which also increases our resilience, we’re contemplating adding energy storage, either as mandatory installed or wired storage-ready. We’d love to hear from others who have implemented this or have considered doing so. Please reply to Steve Attinger (steve.attinger@mountainview.gov).

Here are your wEEkly updates:

News and Opportunities

9/13 - CPUC Bay Area Meeting for $1 Billion EV Investment Plan
The CPUC Commissioner, Carla Peterman, is holding a public meeting in the City of Richmond’s City Council Chambers to receive input on the Transportation Electrification investment plans proposed by State regulated investor-owned utilitie

Sierra Club Commends Santa Barbara on PACE Energy Program
PACE represents a quadruple win for the city of Santa Barbara. It protects the environment, creates jobs and grows the local economy using only private capital, all while offering leading edge consumer protections.

Garage Ventilation System Achieves 96% Energy Savings
Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) announced its garage-ventilation control system is capturing a 96% reduction in the energy consumed by a sizeable mechanical ventilation system installed recently at the City & County of San Francisco’s Sutter Stockton Garage.

How Customer-Sited Energy Storage Can Reduce California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
California will soon release an updated evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from storage systems participating in the Self-Generation Incentive Program.

UC Berkeley Labor Center finds diversity in renewable energy workforce
UC Berkeley Labor Center’s Green Economy Program found that more than half of entry-level laborers at California renewable energy power plants were people of color.

Wells Fargo commits funding to UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
UC Davis’ Energy Efficiency Center announced early Wednesday that Wells Fargo has renewed its support with a commitment of $500,000 over the next four years.
Keeping Cows Cool With Less Water and Energy
The new technologies, being tested at UC Davis by the Western Cooling Efficiency Center and the Department of Animal Science, are designed to reduce water by up to 86 percent and electricity by up to 38 percent over conventional methods.


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

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
 

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

06/09/2017


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News and Opportunities

Santa Barbara becomes 30th US city to commit to 100% renewable energy
"I'm proud that Santa Barbara just adopted a 100% renewable energy goal and is joining other cities across the nation leading the way on clean energy at the local level,” said Mayor Helene Schneider.

California Climate Action Planning Conference - August 24 & 25
Registration is open for an innovative and in-depth conference in beautiful San Luis Obispo!

Ad Hoc Energy Efficiency Metrics Follow-Up Meeting - June 14
CAECC meeting on metrics to evaluate energy efficiency programs

IEPR Joint Agency Staff Workshop on State-Level Energy Roadmaps - June 13
Energy efficiency, storage, demand response, and vehicle integration will be discussed.

CPUC Voting Meeting in Sacramento - June 15
The CPUC will have a public voting meeting in Sacramento where public comment is encouraged.

SEEC Webinar: Creating a Carbon Fund - June 21
The webinar will include details on how to set up a Carbon Fund including the steps to do so and typical challenges to implementation.

California Leading the Way!

In the Texas vs. California rivalry, California is winning
Even the Houston Chronicle recognizes we are in the lead!

California defies Trump with Chinese tech pact
"California is the leading economic state in America and we are also the pioneering state on clean technology, cap and trade, electric vehicles and batteries, but we can't do it alone."

Career Opportunities

Planning Technician - Sierra Business Council

Resource Conservation Specialist - County of San Mateo

Sustainability Specialist - Hayward

Click here to find previous job announcements
 



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

6/20 - Webinar: Achieving ZNE Goals with Energy Storage
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city officials, contractors, and commercial building owners to attend a free webinar on the benefits of on-site energy storage technologies and its impact on zero net energy (ZNE) goals.

6/21 - Pathway to 2050
Advanced Energy Economy's annual California energy policy event brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss opportunities to accelerate California's economy through the growth of advanced energy.

6/27 - BayREN Forum: Local Model Solar Ordinance
The forum will provide local government staff, building professionals, and solar industry representatives an opportunity to surface concerns and challenges regarding the Energy Commission's Model Solar Ordinance and local adoption process.

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