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8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Call for Proposals 

The annual SEEC Forum will be held in Fresno, June 14-15.
The forum is an opportunity to showcase best practices, local projects, and innovative strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability. If you have innovative projects or replicable strategies to share, we encourage you to submit a proposal!

News and Opportunities

UC and Mexico: $10 million for joint energy efficiency research projects
The UC system is leading by example and partnering with institutions in Mexico and around the world to advance clean energy and energy efficiency

Light the way you were meant to see it
The California Lighting Technology Center is a not-for-profit research, development and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting, and daylighting technologies.

Santa Monica City Council Approves Zero-Net Energy Ordinance
The City of Santa Monica has become the first city in the country to adopt a ZNE ordinance in line with their goal to also be carbon neutral by 2050.
Energy efficiency budget cuts could exact hefty price
Lowell Ungar, senior policy advisor for ACEEE, discusses the far-reaching impacts of reducing funding energy efficiency resources, programs, and research.

WRCOG Regional Streetlighting Program
The Western Riverside Council of Governments created the Regional Streetlight Program to provide their member cities with energy efficient streetlighting options.

Publications and Resources

CAISO Today's Outlook
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) tracks the grid's daily supply and demand including production from renewable resources

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

4/13 Demystifying Energy Benchmarking in the Age of AB 802 Workshop (Brea)
This workshop will help lay a foundational understanding of benchmarking and best practices, AB 802 requirements, and strategic planning resources for cities in Local Government Partnerships.

4/20 Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (Downey)
The U.S Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) is the longest running annual green building event in Southern California.

4/26-4/27 Green California Summit (Sacramento)
The Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology, and practice can be showcased and shared.

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