11th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Virtual Forum

Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future

Theme

From achieving a series of ambitious climate action milestones over the next decade to responding to more urgent challenges in the short-term, local government agencies are uniquely positioned to determine the trajectory of California’s energy sector. This year’s theme, Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future, aims to highlight concrete strategies, case studies, tools, and resources to support local government agencies in responding to rapidly evolving trends while continuing to meet their communities’ energy needs. Session tracks have been organized to help share these stories and highlight promising solutions for equity and community engagement, energy resilience, integrated planning to action, and decarbonization pathways.

About

The SEEC Forum provides learning, sharing, and networking opportunities to help local governments save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities, and catalyze climate action.

The forum features engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

Theme

From achieving a series of ambitious climate action milestones over the next decade to responding to more urgent challenges in the short-term, local government agencies are uniquely positioned to determine the trajectory of California’s energy sector. This year’s theme, Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future, aims to highlight concrete strategies, case studies, tools, and resources to support local government agencies in responding to rapidly evolving trends while continuing to meet their communities’ energy needs. Session tracks have been organized to help share these stories and highlight promising solutions for equity and community engagement, energy resilience, integrated planning to action, and decarbonization pathways.

History

The Local Government Commission (LGC) has hosted the annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum since 2010 to feature updates from key state agencies, highlight innovative local energy and climate change programs and resources, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Organizer

LGC is a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a rich history of connecting leaders, advancing policies and implementing solutions for sustainable communities. For the last 35 years, the LGC has been at the forefront – identifying promising approaches and fostering persuasive models that can be replicated and used to inform public policy.

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In addition to our SEEC partners, we would like to extend special thanks to our advisory committee of local, regional and state government representatives, as well as others who are providing valuable guidance, for helping shape the forum program and format.

Forum Advisory Committee

  • Amaury Berteaud, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • Bryan Early, California Energy Commission
  • Fritz Foo, California Energy Commission
  • Nils Strindberg, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Jennifer Venema, City of Sacramento
  • Hoi Fei Mok, City of San Leandro
  • Garrett Wong, County of Santa Barbara
  • Pam Bold, High Sierra Energy Foundation
  • Calyn Hart, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
  • Eli Yewdall, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
  • Nicole Enright, Institute for Local Government
  • Julia Kim, Local Government Commission
  • Lindsey Tillisch, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Marianne Bithell, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Patricia Terry, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Alexander Fung, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Katie Ward, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Ryan Niblock, San Joaquin Council of Governments
  • Christine Corrales, San Joaquin Council of Governments
  • Courtney Kalashian, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization
  • Rochelle Thomas, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization
  • George Coronel, Southern California Edison
  • Alma Briseno, Southern California Gas Company
  • Jennifer Vaughn, Southern California Gas Company
  • Marc Costa, The Energy Coalition
  • Alejandra Tellez, Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of all of us here at the Local Government Commission and our SEEC partners, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19. This includes not only our first responders and those diagnosed with the virus, but their friends and family as well as the schools and businesses that have been impacted.

Given the gravity of the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to move the 11th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum to a virtual format. Our priority, first and foremost, is the health, safety, and well-being of our participants and their communities.

We are currently working to develop the structure of this virtual format and will be sure to keep you informed as planning efforts get underway. Once the new virtual format is determined, we will launch a new CFSP that aligns with the creative and engaging options we are working to identify. All submissions received to-date will be considered and we will reach out to proposers to discuss how their sessions can be adapted.

We look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks! If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ryan Dana at rdana@lgc.org.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the 11th Annual SEEC Forum!

Thank you to our promotional partners for getting the word out about the Forum!

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