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.

Local Governments and Energy Regulatory Activity: MicroGrids and Storage

Fires ravaged several California communities last year. Their causes, impacts and how to plan for future disasters.

Building Decarbonization

According to data gathered by NRDC, 41% of residential and commercial buildings are emitting carbon emissions due to onsite fossil fuel burning

Recap of the 2018 EPIC Symposium

Leading experts in energy gathered at the 2018 Annual Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium to showcase groundbreaking technological advancements in clean energy.

EPIC Approach to Deploying Advanced Energy Communities: Part II

In 2016, the California Energy Commission awarded 13 projects through the EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities solicitation.

Building Energy Code: Planning for the Future

In the wake of the devastating fires that occurred in Northern California late last year, some have called for a slowdown in the rebuilding process to make time for more thoughtful planning for the future.