CURRENTS is the Local Government Commission’s free quarterly newsletter providing local elected officials and staff with current information on energy issues affecting California local governments.

Behavior Change and Energy Efficiency

Although we can upgrade to more efficient HVAC systems and replace our lighting with LEDs, we may not necessarily be achieving the energy efficiency that we expect in our communities.

Mobile Applications that Help You Save Energy

A key component in our efforts to be efficient about our energy usage is access to information.

Urban Heat Island

The New York Times reported on the devastating wildfires that Californians have been experiencing, explaining that the incidence of wildfires is clearly exacerbated by climate change.

PACE Improves

On January 1st new safeguards for consumers and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs went into effect in California.