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 October 26, 2020



wEEkly update
Progress report on California's targets for EV Infrastructure. (Photo: Greentech Media)
SJVCEO - Energy efficiency projects play an important role in reducing a community's electricity and natural gas consumption. Tune in for this episode of the SGV Connect as we discuss energy efficiency planning with Los Angeles County Internal Services Department Environmental Initiatives Manager, Lujuana Medina, and Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, Angie Hacker. Listen to the podcast or watch the recording.
GTM - The California Energy Commission is putting a “down payment” of $384 million over the next three years on the electric-vehicle charging and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure needed to meet Governor Gavin Newsom’s pledge to end sales of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
The Atlantic - It’s bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid it, you probably should.
Brookings - In new Brookings research, Sam Markolf, Inês M.L. Azevedo, Mark Muro, and David G. Victor, outline their analysis on the progress toward subnational climate targets in the 100 largest U.S. cities.

SEEC Announcements

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

Opportunities

 
Department of Energy - A Connected Community (CC) is a group of grid-interactive efficient buildings GEB with diverse, flexible end use equipment and other distributed energy resources (DERs) that collectively work to maximize building, community, and grid efficiency. Under this FOA, DOE will select a portfolio of “Connected Community” projects totaling up to $65 million in varying climates, geographies, building types, building vintages, DERs utility/grid/regulatory structures and resource bases. Through funding these projects, DOE hopes to find and share technical and market solutions that will increase demand flexibility and energy efficiency. Learn more. There will be a FOA informational webinar held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Central Coast Leaders in Energy Action Program
The Energy Coalition - There’s a new partnership in town, helping communities along the Central Coast to save energy, save money, and build energy resilience: the Central Coast Leaders in Energy Action Program! The Central Coast Leaders in Energy Action Program, or CC-LEAP for short, offers no-cost support to public agencies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties to help them complete energy efficiency projects. Their services include facility benchmarking, energy efficiency audits, and support identifying incentive and financing opportunities. Learn more about how CC-LEAP is making it easier for public agencies to upgrade facilities, conserve energy, manage resources, and lead toward a more sustainable future at ccleap.org.

SoCalGas has increased rebates by an additional 50% on all qualifying energy efficient equipment offered through their rebate programs for purchases between Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.
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.
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

Top Resources

  1. BPC Webinar Recording: How Disadvantaged Communities Can Take Advantage of Dedicated Energy and Climate Opportunities (SEEC)
  2. Sustainability Best Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis  (ILG)
  3. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Guidance (BPC)
  4. Issue Brief: Local Natural Gas Emission Reduction Options (BPC)
  5. Best Practices for Virtual Engagement (LGC)
  6. Programs to Promote Zero-Energy New Homes and Buildings (ACEEE)
  7. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  8. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

Job Announcements

Upcoming Virtual Events

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