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 October 05, 2020



wEEkly update
NRDC - Governor Newsom signed into law a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting that will make the air safer to breathe and the water safer to drink in public schools, while reducing energy bills. It also accelerates the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles needed to combat the largest source of air pollution that makes lungs more vulnerable to COVID-19.
NBI - The demand for zero energy buildings across the U.S. and Canada is growing exponentially, according to new data from New Buildings Institute (NBI). NBI unveiled its 2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List, which shows the total number of verified and emerging zero energy buildings in North America has grown to nearly 700 – representing a 42% increase since 2018.
KEYT - Resilient SLO is an initiative to build strategies for limiting the impacts of climate change. The city is asking residents to fill out a survey about citizen concerns by October 11. Anyone who lives or works in San Luis Obispo can contribute..
Governor's Press Office - Governor Newsom signed AB 793 by Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), which will make California the first state in the nation to establish minimum recycled content requirements for plastic beverage containers, and make California’s standards the strongest in the world.

SEEC Announcements

 
11th Annual SEEC Virtual Forum:
 
 
Sunsetting Updates:
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Opportunities

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.
 
CEC  - The California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame Awards recognizes leaders advancing California’s clean energy goals. The awards honor individuals and entities making exceptional contributions to help California achieve a 100 percent clean energy future for all.To be considered, nominations must be submitted by the extended deadline of October 8, 2020.
 
SoCalREN Public Sector Financing Survey
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. Save Energy To Help Prevent Service Interruption  (FlexAlert)
  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. Weatherization and Home Improvements: A Promising Path for Improving Health and Reducing Medical Costs for Older Adults (ACEEE)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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