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Local Government Commission

Currents - A Quarterly Energy Newsletter For Local Governments

Now Quarterly!
SPRING 2011

In This Issue:

Energy Commission Helps Launch New Energy Upgrade California Program

Energy Efficiency Program to Reach 100,000 Homes and Create Clean Energy Jobs for Californians. read more...

Report Says Green Economy Producing Jobs, But Urges Work Quality Improvement

To achieve the state’s energy efficiency goals and provide better career opportunities for Californians, the state should modify its clean energy programs and its extensive but fragmented training and education programs, according to a report led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, released on March 17th. read more...

Energy Technology Assistance Program

The Energy Technology Assistance Program (ETAP) is providing free technical assistance and incentives to local governments, agencies, and public institutions for energy-saving facility upgrade projects in 2011. read more...

City of Portland and Clean Energy Works Oregon Announce Energy Retrofit Pilot Success

Jobs created, energy efficiency upgrades completed and energy savings achieved. read more...

ENERGY STAR for Government

Government agencies spend more than $10 billion a year on energy to provide public services and meet constituent needs — while grappling with tightening budgets. Yet nearly one-third of the energy used to run typical government buildings goes to waste. read more...

NACo Produces Video Success Stories for County Energy Projects

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has created 11 short videos featuring successful implementation of energy projects by counties around the United States. read more...

California Sustainability Alliance’s Green Building Video

The California Sustainability Alliance has released "The Competitive Edge: Commercial Green Building in California," a video designed to help viewers understand the characteristics of green buildings and the types of green building measures that are most effective in the state of California. read more...

ACEEE Web Site Has New Section on Local Policies

With local policy becoming an increasingly important driver for energy efficiency, ACEEE has created a new section on its Web site that will serve as a hub for several important resources. read more...

PACE Solutions Conference Attracts Energy Experts

Over 120 energy efficiency and renewable energy advocates from across the nation gathered in Palm Desert March 3rd and 4th to discuss the current status of PACE – Property Assessed Clean Energy financing. read more...

SDG&E’s 6th Annual Energy Showcase

San Diego Gas & Electric® will host its sixth annual Energy Showcase and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. read more...

2nd Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum

The second annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum will be held on July 27 - 28, 2011 at the Wyndham San Jose Hotel, in San Jose, CA. The day-long forum will feature several topics including energy savings programs, state updates, and best practices for reducing energy use and greenhouse gases in your community. read more...

Upcoming Events

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