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wEEkly update
 December 30, 2019






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The West Village Apartment buildings in Davis, California - an all-electric super-energy-efficient apartment complex that houses 2,200 students and staff living near the University of California, Davis. John Addison
GreenBiz -  Hundreds of cities and corporations are on the path to zero carbon emissions. For most, to achieve this ambition, the best path is to generate all energy with renewable electricity, then electrify all buildings and transportation.
Deseret News - The waste is piling up in landfills, from grocery stores and restaurants and stinky manure from hog and dairy farms. Dominion Energy will be transforming some of that waste into renewable natural gas through a number of ways, including a $500 million corporate partnership focused on hog waste.
Utility Dive - The data centers, which power the internet, consume about 2% of the world's electricity today and experts say that figure could rise to 8% by 2030. Aside from computing power, much of the energy goes into keeping the centers cool and highlights the need for energy efficiency to reduce demand.
LGC -  The Local Government Commission (LGC) - in partnership with the Institute for Local Government (ILG) and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative - is recruiting to fill the Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator position (Local Government Energy Coordinator).

Opportunities

 
CPUC - Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision 18-05-041 Ordering Paragraph 32, utility program administrators held a webinar on October 29, 2019 to solicit comments and feedback from stakeholders for the competitive solicitation for California’s Analysis Tool for Locational Energy Assessment (CATALENA). At the webinar, there were discussions of issuing a survey to obtain additional information and feedback. A survey has been developed based upon webinar discussions and subsequent comments received (see link below). Survey responses will be used to inform the scope of the competitive solicitation. Please respond by January 17, 2020.
 
CA Energy Codes & Standards - The Reach Codes Program is identifying its research priorities for 2020 and would like your input on which resources are most important to you and other City staff working in this area. Take the survey.

Survey: Energy and Sustainability Programs
GreenBiz - GreenBiz is conducting a research project to help determine how global companies procure and utilize energy and other natural resources. This 5-7 minute web survey will lead to deeper understanding of how organizations are managing energy and sustainability, including how readily they are meeting their goals now and how prepared they are for the future. Take the survey

Top Resources

  1. Twelve Strategies To Step Up Global Energy Efficiency (ACEEE)
  2. World Energy Outlook 2019 (IEA)
  3. Peak Demand Impacts From Electricity Efficiency Programs (LBNL)
  4. Extending the Benefits of Nonresidential Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Communities (ACEEE)
  5. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  6. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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