Week of September 16, 2016
Responses: EVSE Installation
Information on vendors and opportunities to help offset of installing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles:
- SCE’s Charge Ready Program partners with local governments and businesses to increase the availability of EV charging stations, providing rebates to cover some or all costs to installation.
- Green Charge Networks combine EV charging and energy storage to minimize peak hour demand, reduce load on the power grid and minimize peak electricity rates.
- If you are a city in any of these counties (Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Maricopa, Merced, San Joaquin, or Stanislaus) and interested in learning more about opportunities to offset the cost of EVSE installation, please email me so that I can connect with you with the San Joaquin Valley Electric Vehicle Partnership
Responses: Community-Based Social Marketing Methods
Resources on community-based social marketing methods that a city staff can implement in their offices to help reduce energy use:
- Step Up and Power Down: PG&E program working in Redwood City, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, and Woodland to help reduce energy waste among businesses and homes while helping local cities achieve their sustainability goals. Including office engagement games like Adopt a Light, Unplucked, Vampire, and more.
- Fostering Sustainable Behavior is an online book that introduces the five steps of community-based social marketing (selecting behaviors, identifying barriers & benefits, developing strategies, conducting a pilot, and broad-scale implementation), and showcases numerous programs illustrating its use.
News and Opportunities
New PACE “Guidance” Takes Effect Tomorrow
In July, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Administration (HUD and FHA) issued guidance under which the FHA would back properties using PACE financing. The rules take effect tomorrow. The FHA guidance stresses that PACE obligations must be treated and follow the same rules as other special tax assessments leveled by municipalities.
Seeking Comments: SB 350 Barriers Report
The CEC is now accepting comments on their SB 350 barriers study: A Study of Barriers and Solutions to Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Contracting Opportunities Among Low-Income Customers and Disadvantaged Communities (Draft Staff Report). Comments are due Thursday, September 29 by 4pm.
Seeking Comments: Vibrant Communities & Landscapes
The draft vision for comment and discussion is intended to consider land use in the context of California’s climate change policy and begin to explore how the State can support actions, at all levels of government, to facilitate development and conservation patterns that help to achieve the state’s climate mitigation and adaptation goals. Comments are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 28.
Job Opportunity: Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
The Local Government Commission is seeking to fill the Coordinator position with a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to support local government energy efficiency efforts throughout the state. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Job Opportunity: Senior Project Manager, South Bay Cities COG
SBCCOG is seeking a senior project manager for energy efficiency and environmental programs to manage the development of strategies, standards, and processes for the implementation of programs, activities, and events related to the environment, water, energy and transportation. This position is open until filled
Job Opportunity: Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board (ARB)
ARB is seeking two Air Pollution Specialist for its Sacramento office with the necessary skills and expertise to contribute to the implementation of SB 375 in a strong team environment within the Sustainable Communities Policy and Planning Section of the Transportation Planning Branch. Applications are due by September 28.
September 20 (Oakland/Webcast) 2016 CALGreen Residential Measures: Changes and Opportunities September 21 (Irwindale/webcast) Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) Q3 2016 Meeting
The EDAC, a forum established by the CPUC for discussing changes in data access and CPUC Privacy Rules as technology and stakeholder data needs change, will be meeting September 21. Agenda items include a discussion of how the 2013 decision that formalized CPUC’s Privacy Rules has increased the inconsistency in municipal GHG inventories and a presentation by CEC staff on AB 802 requirements for utilities to provide access to whole building monthly energy usage data, which will phase in January 2017.
September 21 (San Francisco/webcast) Coordinating Committee Meeting #9
The California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee is meeting next week to review the Voluntary DRAFT Business Plan Sector Chapters, which are now open for comments, and to discuss a number of other important local government energy efficiency topics.
October 27 (Webinar): LGP + REN EM&V Roadmaps Update
This webinar will present the proposed update to the CPUC EE EM&V Master Plan, LGP and REN-CCA Chapters (“roadmaps”)
Resources and Reports
10 Tactics of Successful Energy Managers
This eBook discusses the role of energy manager in an organization and provides 10 guidelines for enhancing energy management effectiveness. It is intended for use by energy management professionals and other energy stakeholders seeking to implement positive organizational change.
How the IoT is Reshaping Building Automation
This white paper defines the Internet of Things (IoT) for the building automation industry as an integrated ecosystem.
Browse the Coordinator website for more resources on a variety of energy efficiency related topics. If there are topics that you would like to see added or further developed, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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