Finance & Economic Development

Creating a Carbon Fund Webinar Resources [2017]

Hosted June 21, 2017 Resources: Webinar recording Webinar presentation Municipalities and other organizations often have difficulty funding climate action efforts to meet goals and comply with regulation. A consistent and…

ABAG Financing Guidance

Learn more about ABAG’s two recommended financing options: Advancing California Finance Authority (AFCA) – ACFA helps ABAG members, public agencies, non-profit organizations and other partners access low cost, tax-exempt financing…

Best Practices: West Covina Energy Action Plan Saves Energy & Money

The City of West Covina crafted an Energy Action Plan (EAP) that would establish goals for the entire community. The purpose of the EAP is to guide the City toward attainable conservation goals that will result in the implementation of policies, strategies, and actions that are both cost effective and environmentally sound.

Best Practices: Local Green Jobs Via Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

The Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) partnership serves 14 counties of the Sierra Nevada region. In five of the counties, SNEW hired staff and local contractors to run an energy efficiency implementation program for small businesses, local governments, special districts and non-profits.

Best Practices: San José Energy Fund

San JosŽ implemented an Energy Fund in 2005 to provide ongoing support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at municipal facilities. The initial funding came from a large rebate incentive check from PG&E.

Sustainability Best Practice Framework (2013)

he best practices draw from the experiences of cities and counties throughout California, including those participating in the sustainability and climate change recognition program, the Beacon Award. The best practices vary in complexity and are adaptable to fit the unique needs and circumstances of individual communities.

Energy Program Funding for Local Governments Webinar

Local governments currently face a lot of uncertainty as sources that many depend on to fund their energy programs are set to expire. The long-term programs that are needed to meet state climate change and energy goals are difficult to accomplish under these circumstances. This webinar provides updates from the California Public Utilities Commission and the investor owned-utilities on the status of energy efficiency programs. It also highlight a local community that has set up an energy fund to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at municipal facilities.