Friday, June 16, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly Update

06/16/2017


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EDAC Conference Call - Monday, June 19th 3:00-4:30PM
The Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) will hold a conference call on Monday, June 19th to discuss the topic of data privacy rules for local governments. This meeting is public, and there will be time on the agenda for public questions and comment.

LG Request: Sample RFPs for Energy Storage Projects
The Coordinator has received a request from a local government interested in example RFPs that are focused on or include energy storage.

Reminder: Methodologies for SB 350 Energy Efficiency Target Setting - Monday, June 19th 10:00AM
SB 350 requires that the Energy Commission adopt targets by November 2017 that achieve a statewide cumulative doubling of energy efficiency savings in gas and electric final end-uses by 2030.

Career Opportunities

Senior Energy Programs Coordinator Position - County of SLO

Click here to find previous job announcements
 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy METU Monday!

What exactly does METU do?

1.      Energy Benchmarking: You can’t manage what you don’t measure!
2.      Municipal Readiness Reports: Project pipeline
3.      Project Management: Professional cat herding from “cradle to grave”

METU Goals:
Remove barriers, save money, repeat.  It’s that simple!

Let us save money for you!

Look out for METU near you!

METU is continually looking to assist municipal partners in the San Joaquin Valley.  If you are in one of the following counties and have PG&E gas or electric service, call us today!

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties. 


Connect with us:
T (877) 748-0841
E METU@SJVCEO.ORG


Check out our NEW website!
MUNICIPALTUNEUP.ORG

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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06/09/2017


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News and Opportunities

Santa Barbara becomes 30th US city to commit to 100% renewable energy
"I'm proud that Santa Barbara just adopted a 100% renewable energy goal and is joining other cities across the nation leading the way on clean energy at the local level,” said Mayor Helene Schneider.

California Climate Action Planning Conference - August 24 & 25
Registration is open for an innovative and in-depth conference in beautiful San Luis Obispo!

Ad Hoc Energy Efficiency Metrics Follow-Up Meeting - June 14
CAECC meeting on metrics to evaluate energy efficiency programs

IEPR Joint Agency Staff Workshop on State-Level Energy Roadmaps - June 13
Energy efficiency, storage, demand response, and vehicle integration will be discussed.

CPUC Voting Meeting in Sacramento - June 15
The CPUC will have a public voting meeting in Sacramento where public comment is encouraged.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy METU Monday!

Are you throwing away money?

“Experts have long said that ignoring energy efficiency is like walking on a sidewalk littered with cash and waving away money that’s yours for the taking.”

Let’s face it, most of us do not have an unlimited budget with money to throw away.  Why not take advantage of an opportunity to save money that can be used elsewhere in the community?

Let METU help you find those opportunities.  To sweeten the deal, METU services are of no cost to you!

There is no time to waste!  PG&E rebates on energy efficiency equipment will start disappearing in 2018!

Let's all say it together: "Remove barriers, save money, repeat."  It’s that simple!

Look out for METU near you!

METU continues moving along with projects around the valley.  We are excited to be able to help so many of our local government partners and we can’t wait to expand further.  METU is currently in Avenal, Corcoran, Arvin and Taft.  We also continue to provide benchmarking support to the County of Kern.


Connect with us:
T (877) 748-0841
E METU@SJVCEO.ORG

Check out our NEW website!
MUNICIPALTUNEUP.ORG

Quote: https://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/10/energy-efficiency-saves-you-money-really/

Friday, June 2, 2017

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06/02/2017


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News and Opportunities

Monday June 5th - CPUC ZNE Action Plans Residential/Commercial
The workshop will discuss how Program Administrator Business Plans will connect with Residential and Commercial ZNE Action Plans.

A Deep Look at Sacramento’s Groundbreaking Use of Distributed Energy and Customer Data
Greentech Media dives into SMUD's effort to integrated DER with the help of Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and engineering firm Black & Veatch.

Assembly Passes Clean Energy for Renters Bill
NRDC highlights AB 1088 as it passes the Assembly and moves on to the Senate. The bill would help improve access to clean energy programs in multi-family housing.

Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule for June
The schedule will include events in Fairfield, Chico, Modesto, and Petaluma.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

FUNDING OPEN NOW: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program






Proposition 1B Funding OPEN NOW Until July 28!
Valley Air District Accepting Applications to Replace Class 5-8 Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks or Engines


The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) is accepting applications until July 28 for the Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program. About $15 million is available for heavy-duty diesel truck replacement projects in this round of funding. These incentives are intended to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risks from heavy-duty diesel trucks moving freight along California's trade corridors.

Financial incentives will be provided to owners of equipment used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies through truck replacement or engine replacement. Note that this is a replacement program and does not fund new additional truck purchases.The existing truck or engine must be scrapped or surrendered in accordance with program guidelines. This also is not a rebate program. Trucks funded by this program can only be purchased after a contract is signed and executed between the equipment owner and the SJVAPCD.

Heavy-duty diesel trucks used to move goods (a majority of the time) for the past two years, with an original manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16,001 lbs. or greater (Class 5-8) are eligible for the program. Eligible trucks also must currently be registered in California and present evidence of California registration for the past two years. In addition, trucks must have operated at least 75 percent of the time in California and 10 percent within the SJVAPCD boundaries. Annual vehicle miles traveled requirements must be met as well (at least 20,000 miles annually for Class 7 and 8 and at least 10,000 miles annually for Class 5 and 6 trucks).


The District may provide direct assistance for applicants at its offices, but no further information or schedule is available at this time. For full application guidelines, visit the Prop 1B page on the SJVAPCD website or call the District's Heavy-Duty Engine Program at (599) 230-5800 and ask to speak to someone about Prop 1B funding.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Free Financing Fair

Hurry and register today!



UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Make Every Drop Count


Make Every Drop of Water Count: Efficient Irrigation, Smart Controllers and Climate Appropriate Shade Trees                        
June 28 7:30am-3pm
Clovis Community College Center



USGBC Central California's yearly efficient irrigation seminar is coming up on June 28th. Join us for this years' irrigation education opportunity with local and statewide experts. Speakers include David Fujino, UC Davis; Jim Bornemann, Ewing; Jon Bushoven, Fresno State; Julie Saare-Edmonds, DWR; and Maggie Reiter, Horticultural Advisor for Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, UCCE.
    










Friday, May 26, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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05/26/2017


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Here are your wEEkly updates:

An new issues of LGC's CURRENTS Newsletter for Local Governments is now available. Currents is the Local Government Commission’s free quarterly newsletter providing local elected officials and staff with current information on energy issues affecting California local governments. Click here to read Spring 2017 Edition

News and Opportunities

Energy Commission Staff Workshop for the 2019 Residential Standards
The next staff workshop for the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will be held June 1. The workshop will focus on high-performance envelope and domestic hot water measures.

Renewable Water Heating Promises Even Bigger Savings for CA
Pierre Delforge, Director of High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, Energy & Transportation program for NRDC, discusses the benefits that solar water heating can provide to California homes and offices.

Berkeley Lab Helps California Get to Zero Net Energy Homes
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will have two projects focused on improving ZNE homes, looking at barriers to ZNE implementation and the mitigating air contamination in the "tighter" ZNE building envelope.

Bolt EV helps boost electric car sales by 91% in California
According to the LA Times, sales of EVs in California rose 91% in the first quarter of 2017 from the same period last year.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Newest CURRENTS is out!

Issue 96 | Spring 2017




An Energy Newsletter for Local Governments

CURRENTS is the Local Government Commission’s free quarterly newsletter providing local elected officials and staff with current information on energy issues affecting California local governments.


On the Path to an Advanced Energy Community
Santa Monica has received funding for their Advanced Energy Communities project, focused on turning the “City Yards,” into a microgrid.



The Signs Are Clear: Data is the New Tool for the Energy Efficiency Field
Access to granular data can help California achieve its energy reduction goals and save consumers and business time, energy, and money.

Link to Article


Moving Forward with Electric Vehicles
By 2016 nearly 230,000 Zero Emission Vehicles including fully electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles were registered in California.

Link to Article


Climate Investments Payoff for the San Joaquin Valley
Climate investments benefit the San Joaquin Valley rather than being a detriment to the Valley economy. We review a report released by Next 10.

Link to Article


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