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State & Local Technical Assistance Program Alerts

This State & Local Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Alert contains information on:

September TAP Webinars

New! Guide to Federal Financial Resources for Clean Energy Projects and Programs
Tuesday, September 24, 2013; 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites you to join us for a webinar to introduce Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment, a new guide to the various federal financing programs for which energy efficiency and clean energy qualify.  This resource is a product of a cooperative effort among seven federal agencies, including DOE, and is meant to make it easier for state, local, and tribal leaders, along with their partners in the private sector, to find capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects and programs.

Speakers will include representatives from DOE, as well as:

- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- State of New York  

Register now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/606270384

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013; 2–3:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will discuss Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, which refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and heat with distributed power-generation systems. Technical expert Michael Penev, a senior engineer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will provide an overview of CHP technologies commercially available today and offer implementation considerations for state-owned facilities.  Dr. Dana Levy of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will share NYSERDA's experience and lessons learned from deploying 100 CHP projects over the last 10 years.  Dr. Levy will highlight three highly replicable CHP projects (a school, a multifamily building, and a hotel), and will showcase how the NYSERDA model helps New York expedite planning and procurement for CHP projects, and how states can share approved vendor resources.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters to gain additional insight into implementing CHP projects.  

Register now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/280074504

Did you miss the last TAP webinar on State and Local Roles in Efficiency & Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants?  Watch it now in the TAP Webinar Archives.

2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced today the availability of its first City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, ranking the nation's largest 34 cities on policies and programs to save energy.  See which cities are leading the pack on the ACEEE site.

The report rates cities' energy-saving efforts in five key areas: transportation, local government operations, buildings, community-wide initiatives, and energy and water utilities.  

The report also includes recommendations and strategies for all cities to lower energy use, including:

  • Lead by example by improving efficiency in local government operations and facilities.
  • Adopt energy savings goals.
  • Actively manage energy use, track and communicate progress toward goals, and enable access to data on energy usage.
  • Adopt policies to improve efficiency in new and existing buildings.
  • Partner with energy and water utilities to promote and expand energy efficiency programs.
  • Adopt policies and programs to lower transportation energy use through location-efficient development and improved access to additional travel mode choices.

"Cities are laboratories of innovation for energy-saving solutions that directly benefit people where they live, work, and play," said Eric Mackres, ACEEE's local policy manager and the report's lead author. "Local governments have great influence over energy use in their communities and many have initiatives that result in significant energy and cost savings."

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This service is provided to you at no charge by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).


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