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 January 13, 2020

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Assessing California’s Climate Policies—Electricity Generation
Assessing California’s Climate Policies—Electricity Generation
Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) - In this report, we assess the effects of the state’s major policies intended to reduce emissions from the generation of electricity hereafter referred to as electricity generation or electricity supply.
KESQ - Some east valley families might qualify for free upgrades to their home. Those upgrades will lower monthly bills by making homes more energy efficient.
Nature - Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight — but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear.
LGC - The Local Government Commission (LGC) - in partnership with the Institute for Local Government (ILG) and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative - is recruiting to fill the Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator position.


CivicSpark - CivicSpark, LGC's 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. Visit our website, download a flyer or sign up for a 1-hour informational webinar to learn about CivicSpark’s 5-year track record of helping California communities tackle their biggest challenges while fostering the next generation of leaders and also about what it takes to become a partner.

Local Government Stakeholder Survey - CATALENA Energy Data Tool
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.

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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