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Currents - A Quarterly Energy Newsletter For Local Governments


Winter 2012

In This Issue:

UPDATE: Publicly-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

To help balance the State’s General Fund the legislature took $155 million dollars of the $176 million the natural gas utilities expect to collect in PPP funds over the next year. read more...

Great Valley Center Greenhouse Gas Inventory Program

Growing awareness of the impacts of global warming on California communities, coupled with legislative mandates, has created a need for climate action planning; and the baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory is an important first step in a jurisdiction’s development of such plans. read more...

California Loses No. 1 Spot in Efficiency Rankings

California fell to the No. 2 spot in new energy efficiency rankings, dropping out of the top slot it held for the first four editions of a scorecard from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. read more...

California Center for Sustainable Energy

The California Center for Sustainable Energy® (CCSE) is an independent voice on energy issues and a trusted, objective resource for information, technical advice, education and community outreach throughout California. read more...

Energy Aware Facility Siting and Permitting Guide Available

The final "Energy Aware Facility Siting and Permitting Guide" is available, read more...

Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California's Environmental Review Process: A Local Official's Guide

In September, the Institute for Local Government released its CEQA guide for local elected officials that deals with greenhouse gas emissions. The guide explains how to analyze the greenhouse gas emissions from a project and read more...

Strategies for Sustainable Communities

OPR recently released its Strategies for Sustainable Communities: A Guidebook Based on California Community Types. read more...

Low-Income Solar Winter Heating Program Set For Launch

California is set to launch a solar water heating program for low-income residences. read more...

New Partners For Smart Growth 2012: Climate and Energy Sessions and Tours

Registration is open for the 2012 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference (newpartners.org) in San Diego on February 2 – 4. With approximately 100 sessions, and participants from around the world, New Partners is the conference to attend on the smart growth topics of energy, climate, transportation, land use, health, social equity and more. read more...

Upcoming Events

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