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http://www.bcap-energy.org/ BCAP provides custom-tailored assistance on energy code adoption to state and local regulatory and legislative bodies and helps coordinate other supporters representing environmental and energy interests, consumers, labor and industry.
By Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Director, LGC Center for Livable Communities Livable communities are hot. In a speech on January 11, 1999, Vice President Gore unveiled the Administration’s Livability Agenda while announcing a wide range of measures to assist state and local governments to plan for smart growth.
Prepared by the Local Government Commission based on HUD’s Affordable Housing Design Advisor (http://www.designadvisor.org) “Design Consideration Checklist” and the City of Sacramento’s Multifamily Residential Design Principles.
Background information and new releases from the Governor on Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas emissions in addition to resources and Climate Change proceedings from members of the governor’s Climate Action Team. http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/
A non-profit public/private partnership that serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry to protect, encourage, and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions. http://www.climateregistry.org/
The California Water Plan provides a framework for water managers, legislators, and the public to consider options and make decisions regarding California’s water future. The Plan, which is updated every five years, presents basic data and information on California’s water resources including water supply evaluations and assessments of agricultural, urban, and environmental water uses to…
A cooperative effort of 20 state & fed. Agencies working with local communities to improve the quality and reliability of CA water supplies & revive the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem. http://calwater.ca.gov/
land use, water conservation, water recycling,
The Energy Commission has an active role in climate change issues including: AB 32 Implementation, Greenhouse Gases Emission Standards Rulemaking, the 2006 Update to the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, CEC Climate Change Advisory Committee, California Climate Action Registry Rulemaking Proceeding, and Research into Climate Change through the Public Interest Energy Research Program and the California Climate…
http://www.energy.ca.gov This extensive web site features information concerning current Energy Commission projects and activities, renewables programs, publications, news databases, an energy education tool, and a directory of over 1,000 energy-related internet sites.
energy efficiency, renew,
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has prepared a list of plans and initiatives adopted by California Jurisdictions to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These plans typically involve setting GHG emission reduction goals and adopting implementation measures to achieve those goals. This information is from OPR’s 2012 Annual Planning Survey. http://www.opr.ca.gov/docs/California_Jurisdictions_Addressing_Climate_Change_PDF.pdf
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov The California Public Utilities Commission regulates the services and rates of more than 25,000 investor-owned utilities and transportation companies. The web site includes electric industry restructuring information, consumer information, and listings of CPUC meetings, agendas, and minutes.
Guidelines for assessing and monitoring conditions in a watershed. http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/
The CA Association of Air Pollution Control Officers’ website offers resources including their recent White Paper titled “CEQA and Climate Change.” http://www.capcoa.org/
The Scoping Plan contains the main strategies California will use to reduce the greenhouse gases (GHG) that cause climate change. The Plan, when it is completed, will have a range of GHG reduction actions, which can include direct regulations, alternative compliance mechanisms, monetary and non-monetary incentives, voluntary actions, and market-based mechanisms such as a cap-and-trade…
http://www.ceert.org/ The CREST web site contains a wealth of program information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, the environment, and sustainable development.
energy efficiency, renew, sustainability,
http://www.resource-solutions.org Green-E is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a national nonprofit organization that works to make it easier for people and organization to mitigate climate changes. CRS designs and operates national and international programs that support the increased supply and use of renewable energy resources, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency…
A nonprofit organization that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting our streams, lakes and rivers. http://www.cwp.org/
http://www6.sfgov.org/index.aspx?page=109 The website includes an overview of San Francisco’s Integrated Pest Management Program, Sustainability Plan, and a proposed ordinance on green building standards.
The City and County of San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan quantifies the emissions they are responsible for and identifies actions required to achieve emissions rollbacks. The City and County of San Francisco is committed to reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by 2012. http://sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/climateactionplan.pdf
The City of Albany’s Climate Action Program aims to reduce the emissions that cause global warming, improve air quality, reduce waste, cut energy use, and save money. They plan to develop a Climate Action Plan that consists of policies and measures that, when implemented, will enable the City to meet its target for greenhouse gas…
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