Week of September 23, 2016
News and Opportunities
City of Carlsbad Climate Action Plan Update
The City of Carlsbad’s newly appointed Climate Action Plan administrator gave an update at a City Council meeting about the city’s current and planned efforts.
Sonoma County to Offer Incentives to Drivers to Switch to Electric Cars
Backed by the County Board of Supervisors, several programs are underway that county officials hope will boost the number of electric vehicles on the road, and develop the public and private charging network to support them.
Low-Income Weatherization Program Guidelines
The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) is seeking comments on the Draft Low-Income Weatherization Program Guidelines for the FY 2015-16 Appropriation Procurements for the Single-Family Energy Efficiency and Solar PV Program. CSD is hosting a public hearing on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 9am in Sacramento. A copy of the draft will be made available online prior to hearing. Written comments are due Thursday, October 20.
September 27-29 (Webinars) Series on Energy Star Webinars
Several webinars are being hosted next week on Energy Star, including: An Energy Star Success Story: Boston Properties and EnerNOC; Portfolio Manager 101,201, and 301; and Ask The Expert.
September 29 (Webinar) Distributed Energy Resources: Seizing Opportunities While Managing Distribution Grid Impacts
Distributed energy resources (DERs) are reshaping the operation of the electric power system. Join this webinar to learn about how we can coordinate DERs with centralized generation, in economically sustainable ways, to drive savings and enhance efficiency – to the mutual benefit of all entities involved.
December 1 (Sacramento) 2016 EPIC Symposium
Save the Date! The California Energy Commission, in partnership with PG&E, Edison and SDG&E, is hosting a symposium to feature innovative research projects helping California achieve its clean energy future.
Resources and Reports
Green Region Initiative V2.0 – Sustainability Indicators Map
The Green Region Initiative map serves as a resource for jurisdiction to identify current and potential progress areas, replicate best practices, and collaborate to increase sustainability in the SCAG region. The map presents policy and program data for all cities and counties in the region across 25 sustainability topics including climate action planning, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, green infrastructure, waste reduction, water conservation, and active transportation. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Energy Efficiency Finance: A Market Reassessment
With the growth and maturation of the energy efficiency finance markets, there are new opportunities and trends that are likely to remain relevant for some time. Among them are the rise of green bonds and interest from new types of investors, a focus on the customer experience, new methods for financing programs, and better integration of efficiency into capital planning.
2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Facilities Professionals
This report, derived from Ecova’s 2016 survey, offers specific insight into how facilities managers are “prioritizing energy, water, and waste efficiency initiatives in light of the forces at work in today’s market”.
The Emerging Clean Energy Economy: Customer-Driven. Modernized. Reliable. (Southern California Edison)
New white paper released from Southern California Edison indicates that with a modern grid in place, SCE will be capable of delivering a full spectrum of distributed energy resources to customers within a decade.
2016 CALGreen Residential Measures: Changes and Opportunities
If you missed BayREN’s latest regional forum, fear not as all resources and recordings are available online. Resources from their other regional forums are also available on this webpage and many topics will likely spark your interest.
Future Electric Utility Regulation Series
A new series of reports from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory taps leading thinkers to grapple with complex regulatory issues for electricity.
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