Modern communities could not exist without reliable supplies of energy.

LGC has worked for decades to identify local solutions to pressing energy needs. Working collaboratively with local leaders, we identify practical ways to build more resilient energy systems in our communities. Through our networks and coalitions, LGC also provides a collective voice for public agencies on priority energy policies and programs statewide.

LGC provides technical assistance to local governments on emerging best practices, hosts statewide energy events, and provides support to improve community engagement. We vigorously advocate for energy solutions and funding, and better access to resources for underrepresented and hard-to-reach communities.

Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities

The Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities, written in 1991 by the Local Government Commission, paved the way for the Smart Growth movement and New Urbanism. These principles provide a blueprint for elected officials to create compact, mixed-use, walkable, transit-oriented developments in their local communities.

Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC)

LGSEC is the only organization who represents local governments’ energy and climate regulatory interests at the CPUC, CEC, CAISO, FERC, and ARB. Together, we help make sustainable energy achievable for California’s local governments by creating opportunities for our members to share their most successful strategies and programs to meet our state’s carbon reduction goals.

Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC)

SEEC is a collaboration between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor Owned Utilities to help cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.

Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator

The Coordinator develops and shares resources and case studies to promote energy efficiency best practice adoption across California’s local governments.