Monday, November 6, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement - Oct. 31 & Nov. 21
In this two-part webinar series, participants will be equipped to communicate effectively on climate change, empowering you to create and deliver compelling messages that engage and motivate a diversity of Americans in the issue.

Community Solar Pilot Workshops in California - Nov. 1, 6, and 8 (New LA Location) 
The California Department of Community Services and Development is inviting individuals from many pertinent areas of community solar, including solar project developers, local governments, community organizations, utility companies, affordable housing developers, investors, and others.​

Solar for Apartment Buildings, Addressing Rent Control Issues - Nov. 8
While focused on California’s virtual net metering (VNM or NEM-V) tariffs and rent control policies, this discussion is applicable to any jurisdiction with rent control and to program enabling multifamily solar, including states with community solar programs​

Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9
Learn how the training program benefits building personnel, facility departments, building owners, the environment, and bottom lines. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners



The Coordinator would like to highlight a few items below:

Significant Opportunity for Local Governments on Solar-Friendly Rates
The CPUC voted on Thursday to reopen, albeit briefly, the eligibility window for local governments to secure 10 years of time-of-use (TOU) 1.0 grandfathering for solar projects. TOU 1.0 rates are much more “solar-friendly” than the TOU 2.0 rates that are currently being planned.

Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement - Oct. 31 & Nov. 21
In this two-part webinar series, participants will be equipped to communicate effectively on climate change, empowering you to create and deliver compelling messages that engage and motivate a diversity of Americans in the issue.

Cost Effective Zero Net Energy Practices for Production Home Builders - Nov. 1
Join the experts involved in the PG&E ZNE Production Builder Demonstration as they detail the design features that resulted in superior thermal performance, reduced material cost and waste, as well as energy and water savings for occupants.

Community Solar Pilot Workshops in California - Nov. 1, 6, and 8
The California Department of Community Services and Development is inviting individuals from many pertinent areas of community solar, including solar project developers, local governments, community organizations, utility companies, affordable housing developers, investors, and others.​

Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9
Learn how the training program benefits building personnel, facility departments, building owners, the environment, and bottom lines.
 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

Here are your wEEkly updates:

The Coordinator would like to highlight upcoming webinars and events:

Bay Area Solar Photovoltaic Ordinance Webinar - Oct. 23
The Bay Area Regional Collaborative is hosting to the first bi-monthly work session hosted through the Bay Area Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Ordinance program.

Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies - Oct. 24
Speakers will provide an overview of transportation electrification, natural gas vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, and the role of municipalities to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector.

Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement - Oct. 31 & Nov. 21
In this two-part webinar series, participants will be equipped to communicate effectively on climate change, empowering you to create and deliver compelling messages that engage and motivate a diversity of Americans in the issue.

Cost Effective Zero Net Energy Practices for Production Home Builders - Nov. 1
Join the experts involved in the PG&E ZNE Production Builder Demonstration as they detail the design features that resulted in superior thermal performance, reduced material cost and waste, as well as energy and water savings for occupants.

Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9
Learn how the training program benefits building personnel, facility departments, building owners, the environment, and bottom lines.
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

October 16, 2017

The Coordinator would like to highlight upcoming SEEC Webinars, the new Learning Portal for GHG emission inventories, and PG&E's production building ZNE demonstration:

SEEC Learning Portal
The SEEC Learning Management System Portal is your hub for energy efficiency, climate, and emissions-management resources as well as a guided-learning platform for managing GHG emissions.

Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies - Oct. 24
Speakers will provide an overview of transportation electrification, natural gas vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, and the role of municipalities to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector.

Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement - Oct. 31 & Nov. 21
In this two-part webinar series, participants will be equipped to communicate effectively on climate change, empowering you to create and deliver compelling messages that engage and motivate a diversity of Americans in the issue.

Cost Effective Zero Net Energy Practices for Production Home Builders - Nov. 1
Join the experts involved in the PG&E ZNE Production Builder Demonstration as they detail the design features that resulted in superior thermal performance, reduced material cost and waste, as well as energy and water savings for occupants.​

Thursday, October 12, 2017

UPCOMING EVENT: Zero Net Energy Confrence

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San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center : Aug./Oct. Newsletter



Welcome to the August-October 2017 San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center Newsletter. With funding from the California Energy Commission, CALSTART opened the Center with the goal to accelerate the use of clean vehicles and fuels and help the region more quickly meet air quality targets.

Officials from Fresno State and area government agencies gathered Sept. 12 to announce the opening of a Transportation Institute at the university. Dr. Aly Tawfik (far right) will serve as founding director. (Photo by Fresno State)   

New Transportation Institute Opens at Fresno State as Collaborative Endeavor    

The opening of a new Transportation Institute was announced at a Sept. 12 reception in the Henry Madden Library on the Fresno State campus. The Fresno Council of Governments Policy Board last year approved nearly $3 million from the Measure C New Technology Reserve Program to fund the Institute, with the Fresno County Transportation Authority Board giving final approval in December.

The Transportation Institute will open this fall as a collaboration between the 15 cities within the Fresno COG, the Fresno County Transportation Authority and Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business and College of Social Sciences. Dr. Aly Tawfik, assistant professor of civil engineering at Fresno State, will serve as the founding director.

Dr. Tawfik noted the unique challenges faced by the region, including poor air quality, increased traffic and a "transportation landscape that is experiencing a revolution." Funding will not only support students and faculty researchers as they address topics such as air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, safety, energy, congestion and advanced transportation technologies, but also enable them to seek federal and state transportation grants. CALSTART's SJV Clean Transportation Center will collaborate with the Institute on projects as well, such as a transportation summit planned for early next year.

Measure C is Fresno County's half-cent sales tax for transportation. Through the Technology New Reserve Program, with $10 million available in this first cycle of funding for advanced transit and transportation new technologies. It is expected that up to $30 million will be made available through 2027, according to information on the Fresno COG website. (For details on other projects funded, to go page 4 of the linked document.)




Several AT&T vehicles fueled up during a tour of the CNG station at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, where a CNG Listen and Learn session was conducted July 19 (top). The trucking fleet at Frito-Lay's Kern plant has been converting to CNG to decrease emissions and save on fuel costs (bottom).