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Local Government Commission

Currents - A Quarterly Energy Newsletter For Local Governments


SPRING 2012

In This Issue:

Update: Publicly-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

A draft decision on 2013-14 Energy Efficiency Programs was released on March 20th. read more...

New SEEC Climate and Energy Resources

Download the latest no-cost resources developed by ICLEI to support California local governments through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). read more...

Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency Solutions

The Cities of Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville, CA completed a report last year on local policy options for increasing energy efficiency in existing multifamily buildings. read more...

The Role of Local Actors as Energy Efficiency Implementation Partners

Local governments have the authority to implement discrete enabling policies that influence the real estate market and drive demand for utility energy efficiency programs. read more...

US EPA Guides to Developing and Implementing GHG Reduction Programs: Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations and Landfill Gas Energy

EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program released a final version of Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs. read more...

Energy Democracy: Supporting Community Innovation

The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) has developed a white paper on Energy Democracy, which means tackling climate and energy issues at the community level read more...

Pleasanton Incentivizes Solar

The City of Pleasanton developed an incentive program to promote residential and commercial solar installations and other energy efficiency measures. read more...

United States Named Global Leader in Renewable Energy Investment

In 2011, American renewable energy investment in solar and wind technologies dominated the global market, propelling the United States past China into the leadership position read more...

California Energy Commission: 3% Loans for Efficiency and Renewables

The Energy Commission is accepting 3% interest loan applications for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects from all eligible entities read more...

Alliance To Save Energy White Paper: Energy Efficiency: A Tool for Climate Adaptation

According to the white paper, climate change is already making the United States hotter, and much greater temperature increases are expected in the coming decades. read more...

Upcoming Events

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