California Globe- A bill that proposes to both update heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in schools to more energy efficient units and accelerate approvals for electric and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure will face one of the final votes needed for legislative approval nearly 18 months after first being introduced in the Assembly.
NRDC- Dozens of concerned citizens, health and environmental organizations, and building professionals told the California Energy Commission (CEC) that the time is now for the state of California to align its building energy policies with its housing affordability, public health, and climate goals.
CEC- The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and technology demonstration projects to advance innovative technologies for controlling plug load and exterior lighting energy use. The solicitation will have three funding groups: 1) Analyze and Test Total Energy Consumption of Plug Load Devices to Support California Codes and Standards for Non-covered Products; 2) Demonstrate the Integration of Smart Plug Load Controls and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Commercial Buildings; 3) Demonstrate Smart Exterior Solid-State Lighting in Low-Income or Disadvantaged Communities. Submission Deadline: October 05, 2020, 5:00 pm.
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.
CEC - The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that will support the development of next-generation climate projections for California's Fifth Climate Change Assessment. Applications Due: August 31
CivicSpark- Apply today to receive project support to address emerging environmental and community resilience challenges. In response to the scale and urgency of COVID-19, CivicSpark is prepared to focus Fellow support on recovery activities such as: supporting development of responsive programs or connecting community members with resources. Hosting a Fellow is a cost-effective way to bolster response efforts. Explore potential recovery activities by contacting Kif Scheuer (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit our website below to learn more about the application. https://civicspark.lgc.org/join-civicspark/project/