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 April 13, 2020

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BPC - Local energy and climate practitioners interested in learning about reach code and other approaches to lowering natural gas emissions are invited to participate in a discussion-driven learning opportunity hosted by Statewide Best Practices Coordinator, Angie Hacker, and featuring local leaders and topical experts. The event is tentatively scheduled for April 23, 2020 @10am-noon (subject to change). Please register today or contact for more information.
Office of the Attorney General - The commercial boilers standard is one of four efficiency standards that DOE was required to publish in the Federal Register as a result of the successful multistate challenge led by Attorney General Becerra. It is expected to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save small businesses and consumers billions of dollars through reduced energy consumption.
Energy efficiency efforts are shutting down due to COVID-19, threatening jobs and savings
Utility Dive - In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, at least 20 states have stopped retrofits under the federal low-income Weatherization Assistance Program, according to the National Association for State Community Services Programs. Remaining states have left the decision up to local coordinators, some of whom have also stopped work.
SoCal Gas Company launches new campaign to help recently unemployed customers
Pasadena Now -The SoCalGas CAREs campaign is aimed at customers whose income may have recently changed due to COVID-19 or other reasons. This is designed to educate of their eligibility to qualify, saving them 20 percent on their monthly natural gas bills.


ILG - The Beacon Program recognizes the measurable achievements of cities and counties working to address climate change. These awards, called Beacon Spotlight Awards, are given in five distinct award categories. Within each award area, a participant can earn silver, gold or platinum – based on the level of achievement. To win the highest honor, a full Beacon Award, participating agencies are required to demonstrate achievements in all five areas. If you would like to apply for award consideration in any of the five categories or for the full Beacon Award, please complete this form by July 1, 2020.

Top Resources

  1. 2019 Energy Transition Survey (ICMA)
  2. Community Resilience Planning and Clean Energy Initiatives: A Review of City-Led Efforts for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ACEEE)
  3. The Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership Efficiency Toolkit (IMT)
  4. Low-income energy affordability data (LEAD) tool (DOE)
  5. Getting to Zero Buildings Database (New Buildings Institute)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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