Intro | Resources
Agenda — June 20, 2013
|7:30 am||Registration (Foyer)
|9:15 am||State and Local Partners for a Clean, Green California|
|9:55 am||Table Discussions
|10:25 am||Report Back
|10:55 am||Lightning Round: Overview of Morning Breakout Topics|
|11:05 am||Coffee Break|
|11:20 am||Concurrent Morning Best Practices Breakouts|
|Breakout #1—Effectively Working With Your Partners at the State: What You Need to Know About the CEC, CARB, CPUC, and OPR
(CM 1.25, Beavis)
It can be challenging to stay up to date about all of the activities undertaken by State a gencies, and even more challenging to determine the best way to engage. This breakout session will provide an overview of local government energy efficiency and climate change programs, tools and resources from the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Participants will walk away from this session with a greater understanding ofactivities currently taking place at the state and how to best engage.
Moderator: Lindsay Buckley, Program Coordinator, Institute for Local Government
Breakout #2—Making Energy Efficiency Projects Pencil Out: Financing Options for Local Governments, Businesses and Residents
(CM 1.25, Bataglieri)
Financing plays a critical role in the success of energy efficiency programs. This breakout session will provide an overview of key energy efficiency financing options for local governments, businesses and residents. Participants will learn about Western Riverside Council of Government’s HERO residential and commercial PACE program, multifamily energy efficiency financing, and California Energy Efficiency Finance Project proposed pilots.
Moderator: Frank Spasaro, Manager, Energy Efficiency Partnerships and Finance, Southern California Gas Company
Breakout #3—Bright Ideas in Energy Efficiency: Developing Successful Community and Business Outreach Programs
(CM 1.25, Compagno)
This breakout session will provide attendees information to develop successful, regionally relevant community and business outreach programs. Participants will hear successes and lesson learned from the California Center for Sustainable Energy’s community outreach programs for Energy Upgrade California, Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s small business program and the Port of San Diego’s green business competition and network.
Moderator: Jillian Rich, Program Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
|12:35 pm||Networking Lunch (Camellia/Gardenia)
|1:35 pm||Keynote Address (Camellia/Gardenia)
|2:20 pm||Lightning Round: Overview of Afternoon Breakout Topics (Camellia/Gardenia)|
|2:30 pm||Coffee Break|
|2:45 pm||Concurrent Afternoon Best Practices Breakouts|
|Breakout #1—Connecting the Dots: Local Projects that Save Energy and Water
(CM 1.25, Beavis)
Water related energy use accounts for approximately 19% of California’s electricity usage, emphasizing the opportunity to conserve energy through water efficiency measures. This breakout session will provide an overview of the water- energy connection, utility programs and local case studies, including Windsor’s on-bill financing Pay As You Save program and the West Basin Municipal Water District’s water energy programs.
Moderator: Meredith Younghein, Water/Energy Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Breakout #2—Multi-Jurisdictional Partnerships: Leveraging Resources Through Regional Networks
(CM 1.25, Bataglieri)
Local governments throughout California are collaborating to share expertise and leverage resources. This session will provide an overview of three regional energy efficiency and climate change efforts, including the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, the Southern California Regional Energy Network, and the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership. Speakers will provide a short overview of their program, accomplishments to date and information about accessing program resources.
Moderator: Kate Meis, Associate Director, Local Government Commission
Breakout #3—Local Governments Taking Action: Highlighting Best Practices at Each Step in the Climate Action Planning Process
(CM, 1.25, Compagno)
Local governments across California are leading the way on climate action planning. Come to this session to hear best practices from each step in the process. Participants will learn about developing inventories and climate action plans, overcoming political barriers, prioritizing strategies, keeping momentum post plan adoption, tracking and monitoring results, and engaging the community in an ongoing dialogue to evaluate progress. Regardless of where you are at in the climate action planning process, you will take something away from this session.
Moderator: Amruta Sudhalkar, Program Officer, ICLEI