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wEEkly update
 October 07, 2019






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City of Gustine sign from CEC article
City of Gustine receives CEC grant for energy efficiency projects.
CEC -  The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded multimillion-dollar, low-interest loans to Santa Barbara County and the City of Gustine for planned energy efficiency projects in their communities. Santa Barbara County received $2,736,751, and Gustine received $2,249,604. Both loans were approved during the CEC business meeting in August.
European Commission - Putting energy efficiency first is a key objective of the EU, as energy savings are the easiest way of saving money for consumers and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has set binding targets of reducing our energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency by 2030 by at least 32.5%, relative to a ‘business as usual’ scenario.
Smart Electric Power Alliance - Visit this map and download data by state to follow the utilities' path to a carbon free energy system by 2050. This tracker is continually updated with carbon reduction data. 
ACEEE - In a large missed opportunity to boost power grid flexibility and benefit customers, relatively few US utilities have programs that fully integrate energy efficiency and demand response, according to ACEEE’s robust review of 44 utility filings.
Survey Request: Local Public Agency Climate Capacity Survey
LGC - Local governments are invited to participate in a study of local agencies’ climate action capacity. This study will assist the Local Government Commission (LGC) to better understand how climate programs and projects might be helping to build public agency capacities in various ways and what kind of capacity building goals public agencies might have for their work moving forward.

Top Resources

  1. California Building Energy Benchmarking Public Disclosure Dashboard (CEC)
  2. The Age of the Smart Home Guide (AM Conservation Group)
  3. Public Health Benefits per kWh of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the United States: A Technical Report (US EPA)
  4. Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Presentations (SEEC)
  5. An Incandescent Truth: Disparities in Energy-Efficient Lighting Availability and Prices in an Urban U.S. County (Applied Energy)
  6. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)
  7. Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the Energy Efficiency Workforce (ACEEE)

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