wEEkly update
 April 27, 2020

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BPC - Missed tuning in live? Check out the recording, presentation, and additional resources shared during the BPC's first Virtual Office Hours, held last Thursday.
California to include avoided transmission costs in DER benefits calculations
Microgrid Knowledge - The issue centers on the PUC’s “avoided cost calculator,” or ACC, a methodology used to determine the benefits of DERs that are used across commission proceedings such as net energy metering.
Bold investments in clean energy and transportation infrastructure will help lead us out of a recession
CalMatters - As our leaders in Washington look to create a jobs program focused on national infrastructure investments to sustain the U.S. economy, their decisions will significantly impact our economic future, including the industries that will — and will not — receive a lifeline through federal stimulus dollars.

Redwood Energy - This document aims to guide every homeowner, builder, contractor, policymaker and any other interested party to fully realize the benefits of building all-electric homes. Building all-electric homes save money and energy, creates healthier, pollution-free, and safer living spaces, and helps lead the way to a stable climate.



CA Energy Alliance - The California Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading advocacy organization for California’s energy stakeholders. CEA continues to seek out opportunities to drive meaningful, innovative policy improvements that support California’s strategic energy and environmental goals including grid integration and decarbonization. The CEA believes that development and implementation of an outcome-based energy code (OBC) represents one such opportunity for the "nonresidential market". This survey is being sent out to garner feedback from building industry stakeholders on the potential benefits, barriers, liability, and educational needs of implementing an OBC statewide. 

CivicSpark Project Partner Applications for 2020-21 Still Being Accepted on a Rolling Basis
CivicSpark - Apply today to receive project support to address emerging environmental and community resilience challenges, and help make a difference for California communities. To find out more about hosting a fellow or the application process and requirements for partners visit

Top Resources

  1. 2019 Energy Transition Survey (ICMA)
  2. Community Resilience Planning and Clean Energy Initiatives: A Review of City-Led Efforts for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ACEEE)
  3. The Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership Efficiency Toolkit (IMT)
  4. Low-income energy affordability data (LEAD) tool (DOE)
  5. Getting to Zero Buildings Database (New Buildings Institute)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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