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 October 12, 2020



wEEkly update
A view from a PG&E camera on Mount Bullion in Mariposa County
Sierra Sun Times file photo
Greentech Media - Homeowners aren’t the only ones worried about blackouts and rising electricity bills.
NRDC - To truly achieve an equitable, fair, and greener future, we must defend Black lives and our climate future, together.
SoCalGas - Utility recognizes Energy Efficiency Day with tools to help customers conserve energy, save money, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Sierra Sun Times - A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information thats crucial during Californias wildfire season.

SEEC Announcements

 
11th Annual SEEC Virtual Forum:
 
Take the SEEC Sunsetting Participant Survey

Opportunities

 
The Energy Coalition - There’s a new partnership in town, helping communities along the Central Coast to save energy, save money, and build energy resilience: the Central Coast Leaders in Energy Action Program! The Central Coast Leaders in Energy Action Program, or CC-LEAP for short, offers no-cost support to public agencies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties to help them complete energy efficiency projects. Their services include facility benchmarking, energy efficiency audits, and support identifying incentive and financing opportunities. Learn more about how CC-LEAP is making it easier for public agencies to upgrade facilities, conserve energy, manage resources, and lead toward a more sustainable future at ccleap.org.

SoCalGas has increased rebates by an additional 50% on all qualifying energy efficient equipment offered through their rebate programs for purchases between Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.
SoCalGas - SoCalGas is offering bigger rebates for customers buying energy efficient appliances and other rebate-qualified products—and with many people facing financial hardship during the pandemic, it couldn’t come at a better time,” said Brian Prusnek, SoCalGas director of customer programs and assistance. Qualifying for rebates has never been easier, simply click Here and follow 9-nine easy steps to submit your online application. A Live Support Agent will pop up in the Chat box in case you need help. No extra steps are needed – your increased rebate will be automatically calculated.
SoCalREN  - Calling all California public agency representatives! The SoCalREN Public Agency Programs are seeking input on a Public Sector Market Characterization Financing Study. Your unique insights will allow public sector program implementers to design energy efficiency programs that work for you and help you save energy and money. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Click here to make your voice heardSURVEY LINK
 
CMO - The Clean Mobility Options (CMO) Voucher Pilot Program is a statewide initiative that provides zero-emission shared mobility options to underserved communities in California. The CMO Voucher Pilot is available throughout California to eligible disadvantaged communities, as well as eligible low-income tribal and affordable-housing communities, to increase access to safe, reliable, convenient and affordable transportation options. There is now $20 million available for Clean Mobility Projects (up to $1 million per project). Of the total $20 million, $2 million is set-aside specifically for tribes.

Top Resources

  1. Sustainability Best Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis  (ILG)
  2. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Guidance (BPC)
  3. Issue Brief: Local Natural Gas Emission Reduction Options (BPC)
  4. Best Practices for Virtual Engagement (LGC)
  5. Programs to Promote Zero-Energy New Homes and Buildings (ACEEE)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

Job Announcements

Upcoming Virtual Events

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