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 February 10, 2020

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PG&E reasserts its clean energy leadership | CPUC Building
PG&E reasserts its clean energy leadership | CPUC Building
SEEC - If you have 10 minutes to spare, please take our Annual SEEC Participant Survey so that we can gain a better understanding of local government needs and interests to help shape the 2020 forum. We ask that you complete this survey by Friday, February 21st.
IMT - More efficient, sustainable, and healthy retail spaces are possible through improved landlord-tenant collaboration and smarter leasing practices.
NRDC - The Pacific Gas & Electric Company has issued a comprehensive reorganization plan that strengthens the utility’s clean energy and climate commitments. The plan was unveiled in a filing on Friday with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which will consider its merits over the next several months. California law requires the CPUC to determine whether PG&E’s proposal is “consistent with the state’s climate goals.”
ACEEE - To control costs and fight climate change, US states are coming up with innovative ways to flexibly manage demand for energy use. New research from ACEEE and Energy Innovation finds that at least 13 states have created performance incentive mechanisms (PIM) to encourage utilities to deliver energy savings at specific times to optimize the nation’s power grid. This approach reduces emissions and allows utilities to incorporate more renewable power into the grid.


HCD - The California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) has announced that the application portal through the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST) is now open. Applications for Large Jurisdictions are due February 18, 2020 by 5pm. That same day, applications for Small Jurisdictions will be accepted starting at 9am. Find more information about the Infill Infrastructure Grant and other funding opportunities that support the development of affordable housing by visiting our website at:
Up-Coming Deadlines for other Affordable Housing Funding Opportunities: Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program: Applications are due February 22, 2020. A total of $550 million will be awarded in this current Round 5. 9%
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Applications are due March 9, 2020.
For more information, contact: Cayla McDonell at

CivicSpark - CivicSpark, LGC's Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges, is now accepting partner applications. Visit our website, download a flyer or sign up for a 1-hour informational webinar to learn about CivicSpark’s 5-year track record of helping California communities tackle their biggest challenges while fostering the next generation of leaders and also about what it takes to become a partner.
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars and networking events.
Greenbuild is now accepting proposals for presenters and topics for Greenbuild 2020 in San Diego. The 2020 conference will feature educational sessions covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment, and the economy both domestically and globally. All proposals must be submitted online. You may begin the process and return to your saved proposal any time up until the deadline.
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. The position was created by the California Public Utilities Commission in Decision (D. 09-09-47) for the 2010-12 Energy Efficiency program cycle. The position is funded by the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), PG&E, SDG&E, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company, and reports to the three statewide associations. The Local Government Energy Coordinator’s scope of work will be focused on assisting local governments to meet goals within the California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan).

Top Resources

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

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