SEEC Webinar 7 — Green Jobs and Energy Efficiency

Webinar—Green Jobs and Energy Efficiency

California’s green economy has been growing at a faster rate then the economy as whole. Since 1995, green jobs have expanded by 56% while the total economy grew by 18%. Energy efficiency accounted for a large number of these jobs vastly exceeding the average green job growth. State regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use will continue to drive demand for energy sector services. Local governments can position themselves to take advantage of these opportunities and create green jobs in their communities.

Speakers include Kat Daniel from Green For All who will give an overview of the current landscape and opportunities for green jobs within the energy efficiency sector followed by regional case studies highlighting innovative strategies to promote green jobs and energy efficiency.

This session is approved for AICP Certification Maintenance units.
CM Approved Credits: 2.00

A recording of the webinar is available (104 min.). Individual presentations are available on the agenda below.


2:00 pm Webinar Logistics and Overview

Kate Meis, Local Government Commission

2:10 pm Green Jobs and Energy- Current Landscape & Opportunities
Kat Daniel, Green for All
(Presentation, PDF)
Local Case Studies
2:30 pm East Bay: East Bay Green Corridor

Julie Sinai, City of Berkeley
(Presentation, PDF)

2:50 pm San Diego Region: San Diego Street Light, Chula Vista’s Home Upgrade, Carbon Downgrade Program and Chula Vista’s local purchase and local hire requirements

Brendan Reed, City of Chula Vista
(Presentation, PDF)

3:20 pm Sierra Nevada: Sierra Leadership Institute, Sierra Nevada Energy Watch Program

Greg Jones, Sierra Business Council
(Presentation, PDF)

3:40 pm Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn / Wrap Up

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The program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.