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Currents - A Quarterly Energy Newsletter For Local Governments

Now Quarterly!
Winter 2009

In This Issue:

The FIT we need for California

Guaranteed payments for renewable energy — “feed-in tariffs” or FITs — have been the most successful means of getting a lot of renewable energy online in a short amount of time. FITs have been very successful in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and other countries read more...

“Solar Cities” Advocate for Feed-in Tariff

Fourteen “Solar Cities,” an unofficial coalition of California cities, met in Santa Monica to discuss how solar – both photovoltaic and solar thermal – located in the urban environment can help achieve energy and environmental commitments. The Solar Cities agreed read more...

3rd Annual Green California Summit, March 16-18

The third annual Green California Summit is coming to the Sacramento Convention Center March 16-18. With California’s new green building codes, Cal EPA’s just-announced Green Chemistry Initiative, the recently released Scoping Plan for implementing AB32’s climate read more...

Sustainable Skylines Conference March 9-11, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sustainable Skylines Initiative (SSI), in partnership with the City of Dallas, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and private sector organizations, is presenting the Sustainable Communities read more...

New Partners For Smart Growth, Seattle, February 4-6, 2010

The 8th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference took place in Albuquerque, NM, January 22-24, 2009. Over 1,000 people convened to share how their various disciplines (energy, water, transportation, planning, and health for example) all benefit from and read more...

CA Onsite Generation Newsletter

California Onsite Generation Regulatory and Policy Update is a biweekly newsletter covering energy politics and policy in the state. Handy "Legislation at a Glance" and "Regulations at a Glance" sections concisely present the current state of affairs read more...