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Local Government Commission

Currents - A Quarterly Energy Newsletter For Local Governments

Now Quarterly!
SUMMER 2011

In This Issue:

Santa Monica Sustainability Highlighted in Three Short Videos

The California Sustainability Alliance, a market transformation program managed by Navigan, and the City of Santa Monica have released three new videos showcasing the City's sustainability effors. read more...

Guide Makes Solar Power Accessible to Small Businesses and Local Governments

As the solar market in the United States surpasses $6 billion, a new report demonstrates how governments and businesses can save money by joining together to buy solar power. read more...

'Buy Local' Energy Programs in Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista is interested in helping its local economy as well as reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the city. read more...

Sonoma County Energy Watch Video

The Sonoma County Energy Watch program, a local government partnership with PG&E, has produced a short video about the work they do for County facilities and nonprofit organizations in the County. read more...

Energy Upgrade California Regional Outreach Events

The Local Government Commission and Ecology Action are coordinating regional Energy Upgrade California outreach events across the state. read more...

Vending Control Outreach Campagn a Success!

In April 2011, the San Mateo County (SMC) and Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Energy Watch partnerships with PG&E conducted a vending machine energy efficiency control outreach program for municipal and nonprofit customers to inform them of no cost energy efficiency upgrades for vending equipment. read more...

LBNL Study: Photovoltaic Systems Boost the Sales Price of California Homes

New research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems. read more...

2nd Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum

The second annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum on July 28th is fast approaching, so register now! read more...

Upcoming Events

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