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Fall 2010

 

Recovery Act Report: Transforming the Economy Through Innovation

On August 24th, Vice President Biden unveiled a new report, "The Recovery Act: Transforming the American Economy through Innovation." read more...

Solar Power — More Reliable Than You Might Think

Wind and solar power are intermittent — we can rely on them to make power only when the wind blows or the sun shines. And it can cost a lot (in terms of dollars and the environment) to fill in the gaps with conventional power sources.  read more...

ACORE Releases a State-by-State Report on Renewable Energy

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a report on September 14 that compiles data on renewable energy developments, resource potentials, and financial, market, and policy information on a state-by-state basis. read more...

Green Power Partnership Launches Community Challenge

On September 20, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Partnership kicked off its national Green Power Community Challenge, a year-long campaign to encourage cities, towns, counties, and Native American tribes to use renewable energy and reduce climate change. read more...

Local Government Green Procurement Tools

The California Sustainability Alliance, a market transformation program managed by Navigant Consulting, Inc., has released the Local Government Green Procurement Toolkit and Guide to assist local governments in adopting environmentally friendly procurement plans. read more...

ICLEI Assistance To California Local Governments

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) will be delivering a comprehensive series of trainings to California cities and counties on the climate action planning process, as part of an innovative collaboration of key nonprofits and utilities in the Golden State, with the first trainings being offered in October. read more...

CCAN Analyses of AB32 and SB375 available

The California Climate Action Network, a program of the Institute for Local Government, has prepared legal analyses of AB32 and SB375 focusing on how both laws relate to cities and counties. read more...

Upcoming Climate and Energy Webcasts for State and Local Governments

This message provides details about upcoming webcasts being offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). read more...

October is California Solar Energy Month

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proclaimed October 2010 the third annual Solar Energy Month in California. read more...

Upcoming Events

The following list of upcoming events may be of interested to you. read more...