The following links provide additional information on topics and themes related to the Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan (EECAP).
What Can You Do Now to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
- Energy Upgrade California. Receive up to $4,000 in incentives for qualified home energy efficiency measures. https://energyupgradeca.org/county/san_mateo/overview
- Flex Your Power
- Take a Free Energy Efficiency Class from PG&E
- Get rebates for energy efficiency and conservation
CA Cash for Appliances: http://www.cash4appliances.org/
- Get financial incentives and learn more about energy efficiency through the San Mateo County Residential Energy Action Program.
The County is rolling out the “Reduce Before Your Produce” Program that includes incentives for residential home energy audits and retrofit work. The County will also provide education on additional energy efficiency opportunities.
What Can You Do Now to Reduce Car Trips?
How Can You Save Water?
- Learn more about water conservation in the County at the Green San Mateo County Portal
- California Water Service Company Water Conservation
- San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Water Conservation
- Save Our Water
- Save Our Water Conservation Checklist
- California Urban Water Conservation Council
How Can You Reduce Waste?
- Learn more about opportunities from the San Mateo County Waste Management & Environmental Services
Bay Area Groups that address Climate Change
- Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV)
SSV promotes sustainability through collaboration with local agencies, businesses, and community organizations.
- Joint Ventrue Silicon Valley
Promotes sustainability through collaboration with local agencies, businesses, and community organizations.
California Policy and Regulation
- AB 32, the 2006 California Global Warming Solutions Act
Assembly Bill 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The 2008 AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies early action and long-term measures to achieve this goal, including a recommended reduction by local governments.
- AB 32 Fact Sheet http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/factsheets/ab32factsheet.pdf
- AB 32 Scoping Plan Summary http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/facts/scoping_plan_fs.pdf
- AB 32 Scoping Plan, Full Document http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm
- SB 375, Regional Targets for Transportation-Related Emissions Reductions
SB 375 enhances California's ability to reach its AB 32 goals by promoting good planning with the goal of more sustainable communities.
State Climate Action Planning Resources
- Cool California Local Government Toolkit
- California Institute for Local Government (ILG) San Francisco Bay Area Climate Portal
- California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) Model Policies for Greenhouse Gases in General Plans
- OPR’s List of California Cities and Counties Addressing Climate Change
- Attorney General’s List of Local Government Green Building Ordinances in California
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Climate Change
- SB 97, CEQA Guidelines and Climate Change
SB 97 (Dutton), adopted in 2007, directs the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to develop recommended changes to the State’s CEQA guidelines to address greenhouse gas emissions.
- California Attorney General Comment Letters on CEQA and Climate Change
- Main Global Warming Site http://www.ag.ca.gov/globalwarming/
- Comment Letters http://www.ag.ca.gov/globalwarming/ceqa/comments.php
Climate Change Science
- US EPA Climate Change Fact Sheet
- U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Understanding and Responding to Climate Change
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report:
Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report Summary for Policymakers
- Climate Change Science, Impacts, and Response Options for California California Energy Commission, 2008
Provides an overview of climate change impacts to California.
- 2009 State of the Climate Report, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climate Data Center
- Video Highlights of the 2009 State of the Climate Report, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climate Data Center
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Services