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Local Government Commission

Currents - A Quarterly Energy Newsletter For Local Governments


Winter 2011

In This Issue:

Local Government Strategic Energy Action Report

The CPUC hired the team of SAIC, Navigant Consulting and Innovologie to conduct a study of local government implementation of energy efficiency policies and practices represented in the local government chapter of the California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan read more...

California Leads National Energy Efficiency Ranking

On October 13, 2010, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its fourth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to their overall energy efficiency read more...

US DOE Home Energy Scoring Program

Vice President Biden launched on November 9 US DOE's Home Energy Score pilot program, designed to offer homeowners reliable information about their homes' energy efficiency. Under the voluntary program, read more...

Joint Venture: Silicon Valley’s Regional Renewable Energy Procurement

Two of the major challenges regarding public sector adoption of renewable energy include the barrier of high upfront costs associated with the purchase and installation of these technologies, and a history of roadblocks in the development of successful agreements. read more...

Geothermal Heat Pump: A New Energy Efficiency Technology as Old as the Hills

One of California’s greenest energy resources actually tends to be more brown than green, but it is available in virtually every part of California and can help cut electricity costs as well as operations and maintenance costs. read more...

Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Report Card

Sixteen years ago, Santa Monica adopted the Sustainable City Plan (SCP), a challenging set of goals to ensure the long term sustainability of its local economy, environment and quality of life. read more...

Recycling and Disposal after A CFL Burns Out

EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFL, other fluorescent bulbs and all household hazardous wastes rather than disposing of them in regular household trash. read more...

Cleaning Up a Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

CFLs and other fluorescent light bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. EPA recommends the following cleanup and disposal steps read more...

California Solar Initiative Web Site Re-Designed

The California Solar Statistics web site has been enhanced and redesigned. This site is the California Solar Initiative's public program reporting tool, providing dynamic tables and figures to track the status and progress of the general market solar program. read more...

Free ICLEI Services For California Local Governments Website

Take advantage of free energy and climate resources for California local governments read more...

New Climate Adaptation Program for Local Governments

The nation’s first comprehensive climate adaptation program for local governments has been launched by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA read more...

Upcoming Events

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