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Local Government Commission

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Spring 2013

 

CaLEAP Assisting Local Governments Become More Resilient To Energy Disruptions

By Andrew Petrow
The California Local Energy Assurance Planning (CaLEAP) program, a California Energy Commission sponsored project, is assisting thirty-one local governments (cities and counties) become more resilient to energy disruptions. read more...

Local Governments Launch Ambitious CaliforniaFIRST Energy Efficiency Program

In September 2012, under the auspices of California’s largest statewide joint powers authority, 14 California counties and 127 cities launched the nation’s largest PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program, an innovative financing tool to help commercial property owners reduce their buildings’ energy and water use. read more...

Shaping The Future Of Energy Efficiency In California

By Mary Tucker
Local Governments in California are shaping the future of energy efficiency in California, according to the members of the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC). read more...

Climate And Energy Trainings Available Online

ICLEI has developed a new series of short, online trainings that California local governments can watch instantly. They provide training on the Climate Action Planning Assistant tool and the Forecasting Assistant tool; how to follow the Community Protocol; how to set targets, measure progress, and more. read more...

Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Resources

PG&E supports local governments in their efforts to encourage the proper handling of burnt-out fluorescent lamps. Fluorescent lamps are a great energy-efficient option when choosing lighting, but they do require proper disposal. read more...

Updated Sustainability Best Practices Framework Available

The Institute for Local Government recently released an updated edition of its Updated Sustainability Best Practices Framework. The Framework offers options to consider in ten sustainability best practices areas. First released in 2008, the Sustainability Best Practices Framework has gone through several iterations. The Institute is updating the framework in stages in 2013. The first three updated best practice areas are: read more...

Strategic Community Action Plan Handbook

California Forward created a Handbook on the fundamentals that must be executed to successfully complete and implement a collaboration to support community planning efforts. It includes best practices for any sized collaboration effort— collaborations within a single community, collaborations involving a few agencies, or huge ones—distilled into an easy-to-read and easy-to-use reference document. read more...

4th Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum

Mark your calendars – the Local Government Commission is hosting its Fourth Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum on June 20, 2013 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, CA. read more...

Upcoming Events

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