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Financing Energy Efficiency: Options And Issues to Consider

Financing Energy Efficiency: Options And Issues to Consider

Efforts to finance energy-efficiency projects benefit from thinking ahead about the pros and cons of different options.

November 2012
Cathedral City Partnership Program Focuses on Schools

Cathedral City Partnership Program Focuses on Schools

September 2012
Today’s Youth: Tomorrow’s Green Workforce

Today’s Youth: Tomorrow’s Green Workforce

Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to local economies and job expansion.

September 2012
10 Questions to Ask Before Installing Solar Power on Agency Facilities

10 Questions to Ask Before Installing Solar Power on Agency Facilities

As the cost of installing solar photovoltaic systems on agency facilities has declined over the past few years, local agencies are considering the benefits. Asking the right questions can help make the project a success.

August 2012
Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

July 2012
Summer Reading: Food for Thought

Summer Reading: Food for Thought

A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake organizational habits.

July 2012
New Program Offers Help With Planning for Energy Emergencies

New Program Offers Help With Planning for Energy Emergencies

The California Local Energy Assurance Planning program offers local governments support in planning for interruptions to energy supplies.

July 2012
Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Cities and counties throughout California are demonstrating leadership in creating vibrant, healthy communities by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability.

July 2012
New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.

July 2012
Hollister Uses Solar Technology to Save Money and Educate Workforce

Hollister Uses Solar Technology to Save Money and Educate Workforce

The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train workers for the green energy industry.

June 2012