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Week of March 31, 2017

News and Opportunities


8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum June 14-15
Mark your calendars for June 14-15. The annual SEEC Forum will be in Fresno with two pre-forum workshops on June 13 focusing on Energy Efficiency 101 and Zero Net Energy for Local Governments.

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

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


Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
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Week of March 24, 2017

News and Opportunities


8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum June 14-15
Mark your calendars for June 14-15. The annual SEEC Forum will be in Fresno with two pre-forum workshops on June 13 focusing on Energy Efficiency 101 and Zero Net Energy for Local Governments.

BART’s New Sustainability Effort
Holly Gordon, BART’s Sustainability Group Manager discusses the latest effort to make BART more sustainable.

Low-Income Renters Face Barriers to Clean Energy
Maria Stamas of NRDC reviews the SB 350 Barriers Study from the California Energy Commission.

2017 Linda Latham Scholarship
ACEEE has announced that they are accepting applications for the Linda Latham Scholarships to attend their 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado from August 15-18, 2017.

There’s Vast Untapped Potential for Solar Rooftops in the US, says Google
Greentech Media reviews Google’s Project Sunroof since it’s launch two years ago. The website now includes 60 million rooftops across the country.

Publications and Resources


Let’s Talk Communities & Climate
ICLEI in collaboration with Path to Positive Communities and eco America have developed a guide to help local government and community leaders successfully communicate local climate change solutions to their communities.

Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment
Recognizing the potential opportunities for affordable rental owners, the California Housing Partnership Corporation reports on a pilot study of on-bill repayment (OBR) at five affordable rental home properties in the City of Santa Monica.

Rate Design Matters: The Intersection of Residential Rate Design and Energy Efficiency
ACEE explores the relationship between changes in residential rate design and energy efficiency, focusing on how recently proposed rate structures after customer behavior through a review of recent pricing studies across the country.

Career Opportunities


Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer – Sacramento
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is currently offering a unique opportunity for an innovative, energetic leader to lead one of California’s premier Air Quality Management Districts. The final day to apply is Friday, March 31

Management Analyst-City of Palmdale
The City of Palmdale is seeking a Management Analyst that will support environmental and energy efficiency projects. The final date to apply is Thursday, March 30.

Energy Technician-Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Redwood Coast Energy Authority has an immediate full time benefited position for an Energy Technician. The selected Energy Technician will support Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Energy Watch partnership’s Regional Direct Install program.

SEEC Calendar


Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

March 30 Webinar: Risks and Rewards in the ZNE Marketplace
Explore and understand the developer and owner perspectives on investor value of zero and take a close look at income, cost, and risk.

March 30 Webinar: State of Advanced Energy: Markets, Trends, Jobs

April 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.

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


Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info

 

CleanTechnica
By Steve Hanley

March 22, 2017

Google has updated its Project Sunroof to include 3-D models of every rooftop in all 50 states. The new software takes into consideration the trees on your property, how much sun or shade hits your rooftop, and figures in the prevailing weather in your area. Then it takes all that data and builds a computer model that tells people how much electricity a rooftop solar system could generate if the homeowner decides to acquire one.

Go to full story at CleanTechnica

 

Week of March 17, 2017

News and Opportunities


8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum June 14-15
Mark your calendars for June 14-15. The annual SEEC Forum will be in Fresno with two pre-forum workshops on June 13 focusing on Energy Efficiency 101 and Zero Net Energy for Local Governments.

Wet Winter Leads to Potential CAISO Spring Curtailment
The California ISO expects to curtail up to 8,000MW this Spring due to the overabundance of hydro generation.

Apply for a Public Fleet Rebate
The Public Fleet Pilot Project offers up to $15,000 in rebates for the purchase of new, eligible zero-emissions and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles for public agencies operating in California’s most vulnerable and pollution-burdened areas.

Can California Go 100% Green?
Anne C. Mulkern digs into the details of latest push to use 100% renewable energy in the California grid.

California Vineyard Reaps Savings From Sustainable Efforts
A California vineyard participated in Southern California Edison’s Savings by Design program saving money and becoming energy efficient and sustainable.

What the Wall Street Journal got wrong about PACE
Jim Barrett Chief Economist for The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy or ACEEE, challenges the Wall Street Journal on their opinion of PACE programs.

Cannabis Growers Now Eligible for Agriculture Electricity Rate
Once they have a permit from their local jurisdiction and if 70 percent or more of their annual energy usage is ag related cannabis growers can receive a reduced agriculture electricity rate from PG&E.

Publications and Resources


Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings
A report from ACEEE reviews the smart technologies for commercial buildings and estimates how much energy they can save.

The Integrated Energy Network
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is developing action plans to support the future of an integrated energy network focusing on efficiency, sustainability, connectivity, and customer choice and control.

Jobs and Investment Fact Sheet
At least 2.2 million people work in energy efficiency in the US according to the ACEEE Jobs and Investment Fact Sheet.

Career Opportunities


Management Analyst-City of Palmdale
The City of Palmdale is seeking a Management Analyst that will support environmental and energy efficiency projects. The final date to apply is Thursday, March 30.

Energy Technician-Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Redwood Coast Energy Authority has an immediate full time benefited position for an Energy Technician. The selected Energy Technician will support Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Energy Watch partnership’s Regional Direct Install program.

Project Coordinator: Energize Fresno
The Local Government Commission has an immediate full-time position for a Project Coordinator to support the Energy and Climate Change sector. In particular, they are looking for someone to support the Energize Fresno projects.

SEE Calendar


Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

March 23 Peer Exchange Call: Affecting Behavior Change: Energy Report Data Use
Peer Exchange call to discuss best practices for using data from home energy reports to encourage homeowners to change their behaviors and save more money.

March 30 Webinar: Risks and Rewards in the ZNE Marketplace
Explore and understand the developer and owner perspectives on investor value of zero and take a close look at income, cost, and risk.

April 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.

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


Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info

 

Week of March 10, 2017

News and Opportunities


SEEC Local Government Roundtable
You can find more information and join a Local Government Roundtable using the link above. The current streetlightning roundtable is scheduled for March 27. The next roundtable for Codes and Standards will be scheduled soon.

PG&E Resilient Communities Grant Program
PG&E is currently requesting grant proposals that will build healthy and resilient forests and watersheds to help communities prevent and prepare for increasing wildfire risk. Eligible projects include research, planning or demonstration projects that support local climate resilience initiatives.

BayREN Forum: Household Electrification as a Pathway to On-Site ZNE
The BayREN Codes & Standards (C&S) team invites you to register for their upcoming regional forum on March 30. The focus of this workshop is to help local governments address misconceptions and questions about 2016 Title 24 Energy Codes when designing new, or applying deep energy retrofits for, all-electric low-rise residential buildings.

New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook
The California Energy Commission adopted the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook Tenth Edition (NSHP Guidebook) at its March 8, 2017, Business Meeting.

Electric Vehicle Readiness Ordinance Introduced in SF
The EV Readiness Ordinance strives to eliminate cost barriers to EV charging deployment in existing construction by requiring electrical capacity and supporting infrastructure to be in place at time of new construction or major renovation in order to meet the growing demand for EV charging.

CAEECC Adhoc Working Group Meeting March 17
The California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC) will be hosting an Ad hoc working group meeting in San Francisco to discuss the year 2 planning process and prepare for the formal CAEECC meeting on April 19.

Community Focused Equity in Research Funding March 20
California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to discuss energy research and development needs of disadvantaged communities for inclusion in future funding initiatives.

LGSEC Quarterly Energy Networking Meeting March 29
Dan Sperling, Board Member at the California Air Resources Board and Founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis will be the keynote speaker discussing current implications of federal actions on state policies and goals relating to electric vehicles.

Publications and Resources

California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee
The California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC) is a venue for stakeholders to provide input into the development of the Program Administrators’ energy efficiency business plans.

Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule
The California Energy Commission maintains a calendar of events where Outreach & Education staff will be sharing information on energy efficiency and Title 24 Building Standards across the state.

Career Opportunities


Project Coordinator: Energize Fresno
The Local Government Commission has an immediate full-time position for a Project Coordinator to support the Energy and Climate Change sector. In particular, they are looking for someone to support the Energize Fresno projects.

SEEC Calendar


Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events

March 16-19 (Yosemite National Park) Yosemite Policymakers Conference
Join mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, and high-level department heads for the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference.

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

May 5 2017 (Long Beach) The Business of Local Energy Symposium 2017
Business of Clean Energy Symposium to convening government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy and to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs.


Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info

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