April 22, 2019
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Cities hold the keys to greener, more efficient homes
RMI Improving the efficiency of homes is a powerful tool for addressing the energy burden that disproportionately affects our low- and moderate-income communities. Fortunately, cities around the United States are collaborating and taking aggressive action.
Registration opens for the 10th Annual SEEC Forum
LGC 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.
Utility Dive - Target has released aggressive new climate goals that not only reduce its own carbon emissions targets but also require 80% of the retailer's suppliers set reduction targets by 2023.  This marks the first time Target has taken its entire supply chain, which represents 96% of Target's total GHG emissions, into account when calculating emissions.
New study highlights potential benefits of electrifying CA buildings
NRDC - A recently released study—conducted by research firm Energy+Environmental Economics (E3) and jointly funded by Southern California Edison, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Sacramento Municipal Utility District— assesses the impacts of California building electrification for the climate, consumers, and the grid. 

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.

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 California Energy Commission, 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 (DER) technologies among California institutions.

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.

Top Resources:

  1. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)
  2. Reducing Energy Waste through Municipally Led Behavior Change Programs (ACEEE)
  3. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)
  4. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)
  5. Energy efficiency over time: Measuring and valuing lifetime energy savings in policy and planning (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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