The SEEC Forum provides learning, sharing, and networking opportunities to help local governments save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities, and catalyze climate action. The 2020 SEEC Virtual Forum will feature 18 webinars in total – 6 led by SEEC Partners with 12 total slots for submitted proposals from June to November 2020. Additionally, there will be 6 Networking Activities with one activity occurring each month.
SEEC Webinar 1: State Panel on Promising Solutions for Clean Energy Future
Local governments throughout California have been making tremendous progress towards State goals to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build a more resilient future for all. While the adoption of new technologies is on the rise – from electric vehicles to microgrids, local agencies are increasingly under pressure to respond to new threats to their communities such as Public Safety Power Shutoffs and COVID-19. However, ambitions to achieve local and State goals still remain high as these challenges underscore the importance and highlight the urgency of creating a clean energy future.
The SEEC Virtual Forum launches with a panel discussion featuring state leaders who will speak to the forum theme of Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future. Participants will hear from leading key State agencies, such as the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, and more. This webinar will include a brief moderated discussion and quickly pivot to take questions from the audience to provide opportunities to engage with California’s energy leaders in this time of urgency to create a clean energy future.
The Local Government Commission (LGC) has hosted the annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum since 2010 to feature updates from key state agencies, highlight innovative local energy and climate change programs and resources, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.