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wEEkly update
 December 23, 2019






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Ethan Bates and Cody Sauve adjust the wiring box on a solar array outside their Delta High School classroom. Bates’ father was a coal mine foreman. Luna Anna Archey/High Country News
ACEEE -  New US homes will be more energy efficient, save consumers money, and reduce harmful carbon emissions because of a new and improved building code that many cities and states will adopt.
AP News - As global temperatures creep higher and the risk of deadly wildfires grows, utilities in the West are struggling to respond to the threat. San Diego Gas & Electric was ahead of the curve when it began strengthening its wildfire prediction and electricity distribution systems a decade ago
High Country News - Where the mines once provided steady employment, solar energy now offers jobs for the next generation. The class not only provides a science credit needed for graduation; it also trains students for careers in solar energy or the electrical trades.
ACEEE, Alliance to Save Energy, Business Council for Sustainable Enegy. -  Using 54 indicators, the Energy Efficiency Impact Report explores a variety of sectors, including utilities, buildings, industry, and transportation and examines how policy and other tools are used to incentivize energy efficiency.

Opportunities

 
CPUC - Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision 18-05-041 Ordering Paragraph 32, utility program administrators held a webinar on October 29, 2019 to solicit comments and feedback from stakeholders for the competitive solicitation for California’s Analysis Tool for Locational Energy Assessment (CATALENA). At the webinar, there were discussions of issuing a survey to obtain additional information and feedback. A survey has been developed based upon webinar discussions and subsequent comments received (see link below). Survey responses will be used to inform the scope of the competitive solicitation. Please respond by January 17, 2020.
 
CA Energy Codes & Standards - The Reach Codes Program is identifying its research priorities for 2020 and would like your input on which resources are most important to you and other City staff working in this area. Take the survey.

Survey: Energy and Sustainability Programs
GreenBiz - GreenBiz is conducting a research project to help determine how global companies procure and utilize energy and other natural resources. This 5-7 minute web survey will lead to deeper understanding of how organizations are managing energy and sustainability, including how readily they are meeting their goals now and how prepared they are for the future. Take the survey

Top Resources

  1. Twelve Strategies To Step Up Global Energy Efficiency (ACEEE)
  2. World Energy Outlook 2019 (IEA)
  3. Peak Demand Impacts From Electricity Efficiency Programs (LBNL)
  4. Extending the Benefits of Nonresidential Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Communities (ACEEE)
  5. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  6. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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