May 06, 2019
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Energy-efficient building codes are a cost-effective foundation for rooftop solar
ACEEE A recently released ACEEE analysis finds that energy efficiency and solar make complementary energy and carbon reductions in new home construction, but when budgets are tight, efficiency needs to come first.
Coalition: Update, extend energy efficiency tax incentives
NRDC - Energy efficiency is generally considered the most effective solution for addressing climate change. But as the letter addressed to House and Senate leaders points out, three efficiency incentives expired on Dec. 31, 2017, leaving the tax code without any direct inducements to cut energy waste.
ICLEI - New electricity emission factors for 2016 and 2017, published through Climate Registry and the SCE Sustainability Report, are available for PG&E and SCE in the SEEC ClearPath tool.
Los Angeles releases its own 'Green New Deal'
Utility Dive - Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled L.A.'s Green New Deal - a four-year update to the city's original sustainability plan, released in 2015, which expands and accelerates the city's climate action goals.


Registration Open for 10th Annual SEEC Forum
Register today for the 10th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum taking place June 26-27 in Long Beach, CA. The Forum focuses on empowering local governments to implement impactful energy efficiency measures locally while helping meet the state’s ambitious energy and climate goals.

2019 SEEC Forum Seeking Sponsors
In an effort to diversify funding, the SEEC Forum is seeking event sponsors for the first time. Sponsoring the SEEC Forum highlights your organization's commitment to energy efficiency, and increases the impact of this important event attended by more than 350 local government energy efficiency champions. For more info, please contact Margaret Bruce at or 408-605-2761.

Civic Spark Partner Recruitment - Second Priority Deadline May 3rd
CivicSpark, a 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 for the 2019-2020 Service Year.

UC Davis CA Energy Product Evaluation Survey
UC Davis is creating a public resource called the California Energy Product Evaluation "Hub". Like a Good Housekeeping or Yelp for large commercial and institutional customers in California, the Hub will help buyers make informed decisions about distributed energy resources. Your input will guide our selection of which products to evaluate. You don't need to be an expert - just weigh in where you can!

Cal-OP ACE Program Buyer Survey
You are invited to participate in a research survey to better understand how government and other organizations are purchasing cost-effective energy related products. This research, funded by the CEC, is part of the California Opportunities for Accelerating Clean Energy (Cal-OP ACE) Program, an effort seeking to increase the uptake of distributed energy resources technologies among California institutions.

Top Resources

  1. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)
  2. Solar PV and Energy Efficiency in Residential Building Codes (ACEEE)
  3. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)
  4. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)
  5. Reducing Energy Waste through Municipally Led Behavior Change Programs (ACEEE)
  6. Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and outlooks to 2040 (IEA)
  7. How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource? (IOP Science)

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