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wEEkly update
 August 31, 2020






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LGC - Local examples of leveraging energy efficiency to create jobs, save money, and spur community action.
Greenhouse Grower - Controlled environment growers all over the state of California are trying to make sense of the possible new state LED requirements.
New Buildings Institute - With increasing concern over the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with heating water, it is time to bring heat pump water heaters (HPWHs), a technology that has been in the market for decades, into the mainstream.
CPUC takes a big first step toward climate change adaptation
NRDC - California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just became the nation’s first regulator to require utilities to better account for the impact of climate change on energy infrastructure and services, ordering them to prioritize it in their planning and operations.

SEEC Announcements

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

Opportunities

 
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

Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems
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.

Clean Mobility Options Program accepting Mobility Project Voucher Applications starting October 20, 2020
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.

CivicSpark Project Partner Applications for 2020-21 Still Being Accepted and Able to Support COVID Recovery Projects
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 (kscheuer@lgc.org), or visit our website below to learn more about the application. https://civicspark.lgc.org/join-civicspark/project/
 

Top Resources

  1. Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Eligibility (BPC)
  2. Issue Brief: Local Natural Gas Emission Reduction Options (BPC)
  3. Best Practices for Virtual Engagement (LGC)
  4. State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Tool (DOE)
  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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