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Local Government Commission

Currents


Summer 2012

In This Issue:

UPDATE: Publicly-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

Guidance for the 2013-14 energy efficiency transition period programs called for continuing successful local government partnerships, increasing funding and the kinds of programs for financing energy efficiency, and allowed regional energy networks to propose their own cost-effective programs directly to the CPUC. read more...

Sonoma County Energy Independence Program Develops Pace Replication Manual

Sonoma County, as part of the statewide Energy Upgrade California effort funded through a California Energy Commission American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) grant, has developed a guide to help other cities and counties with the development, implementation, ongoing management and sustainability of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. read more...

Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Financing in California

One of the great challenges in building the energy efficient upgrade market has been the high price tag. read more...

New Method Ensures the Effectiveness of Residencial Building Energy Codes

The Energy Department recently released a new methodology for evaluating homeowner savings through residential energy codes. read more...

Greener Glendale

In March 2012, the City of Glendale completed its climate action and sustainability plan. read more...

Local Government Partners with Utility to Achieve Energy Upgrades on San Diego's Multi-Family Buildings

Energy Upgrade California is an unprecedented alliance among California counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission launched in 2011 and funded in part through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. read more...

San Diego Grand Jury Commends Local Government Energy Efforts

In the course of its investigations, the San Diego County Grand Jury often finds agencies that are doing an outstanding job or providing noteworthy community services. read more...

SDG&E Releases New Integrated Energy Audit

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently rolled out a new integrated energy efficiency audit (http://sdge.com/save-money/solutions-your-home/your-home-can-save-you-money) that replaces the one currently used by many applicants and homeowners to meet the CSI program requirement in the SDG&E territory. read more...

Richmond Votes to Join Marin Energy Authority

On June 19, the City of Richmond's City Council voted 5-2 to join the Marin Energy Authority ("MEA"). read more...

Upcoming Events

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