2017 Annual Report: California Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds

To date, nearly $3.4 billion has been appropriated by the Legislature to State agencies implementing GHG emission reduction programs and projects. The State’s portion of the Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds are deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), and used to further the objectives of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32 […]

State of Local Climate Action: California 2016

State of Local Climate Action: California 2016 provides a unique portrait of local government climate leadership in California.  Developed by ICLEI in cooperation with partners through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), the report presents a comprehensive picture of measurable local emissions trends, targets, planning efforts, and energy and climate actions in the state, along […]

Cool Roofs Cost Effectiveness in All California Climate Zones

This report evaluates the cost-effectiveness of installing high albedo roofing, known as cool roofs, that produce efficiency savings and mitigate the urban heat island effect.  Local governments can use this cost-effectiveness information to justify inclusion of cool roof approaches in “reach codes,” building codes that go beyond State Title 24 energy provisions.  Local reach codes […]

District Energy in Cities Guidebook (2015)

This extensive guidebook evaluates lessons from 45 cities in developing district energy systems.  Topics covered include partnership models, financing, risk management, and the roles of local government.  Published through a collaboration between ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, UN Environment Program, UN HABITAT, and Sustainable Energy for All. ICLEI UNEP DistrictEnergyReportBook Please rate this resource 5 Stars […]

District Energy Good Practice Guide (C40)

This guide provides a primer and 10 case studies on modern district energy development from around the world.  Published by C40 and UN Environment Program. C40 Good Practice Guide_District Energy Please rate this resource 5 Stars = Excellent