Community Energy Partnership

Collaboration between seven Southern California Partner Cities: Brea, Corona, Irvine, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica and two Local Utilities: Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company.

CEP?s mission is to deliver effective energy efficiency programs that forge positive relationships, motivate communities to reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainable cities. One way to encourage energy efficiency is through a demand response campaign (English and Spanish). Please click Demand Response Flyer to view.

More information:
Community Energy Partnership Website
Carl and Eddy Video to see how the City is becoming more energy efficient.

Energy Upgrade California

An unprecedented alliance among California counties, cities, non-profit organizations, the state’s investor-owned utilities (Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company) and publicly owned utilities. Funding for this effort comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, also known as federal stimulus funds), California utility ratepayers and private contributions. Energy upgrade rebates are administered by participating utilities.

Goals: 1. provide information on energy and water efficiency programs and financing options; 2. provide clear information on how consumers can choose the best energy-efficient measures and the right contractors to provide those services; 3. drive consumers and contractors to a central resource to provide information linking all the state’s energy efficiency upgrades, rebates and incentive programs; and 4. educate the building trades and home improvement industry on jobs, training and required certifications.

More information:
Energy Upgrade California

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Environmental health and justice organization with a mission to bring people together to improve our social and natural environment. The CCAEJ accomplishes this by empowering diverse communities to create safer, healthier, toxic-free places to live, work, learn and play.

More information:
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice History

United States Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501©(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

USGBC?s mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

More information:
What is the green building council? (0.7 MB PDF)
U.S. Green Building Council Website

Loma Linda Study

Loma Linda University is conducting a study on air pollution in the surrounding areas of the BNSF rail-yard. Results are expected in 2013. Funding is being provided by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

More information:
Please visit for more information on the study.

South Coast Air Quality Management District

AQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the smoggiest region of the U.S. They are committed to protecting the health of residents, while remaining sensitive to businesses.

More information:
Clean Technology Grant

The Energy Coalition

The mission of The Energy Coalition is to mobilize, educate, inform and empower communities to change the way they use and think about energy. We accomplish this by forging close partnerships among cities, utilities, businesses, schools, individuals, and environmental organizations.

The Energy Coalition?s focus is bottom-up, working with communities to identify their individual energy needs and usage patterns. The goal is to develop and implement plans and initiatives which achieve energy savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing the need for new power resources.

As a non-profit 501©3 corporation, The Energy Coalition has been developing energy initiatives with partners in the United States and Sweden for almost thirty years. Our strength lies in our ability to facilitate nontraditional partnerships and bring together a variety of resources to develop innovative demonstration projects, thus decreasing the demand for energy by educating and empowering consumers to strengthen their relationships with serving utilities and take control of their energy futures.

More information:
Energy Coalition Website

Grid Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that empowers communities in need by providing energy efficiency and renewable energy services to low-income families. Their
main program, the Solar Affordable Housing Program, installs solar
electric systems exclusively for income-qualified homeowners using a
?barn raising? model where volunteers, job trainees, and the
homeowners themselves all participate in the installation process
under the supervision of GRID Alternatives? construction staff.

Contact their regional Inland Empire office at 1-888-496-4743 or email them at to learn more about qualifying for a no
to reduced cost solar electric system for your home, volunteering on
their installations or sponsoring an installation.

More information:
Grid Alternatives Website
Solarthon 2012

California Energy Commission

The following newsletter details various projects that have been achieved due to successful partnerships between the city, public and non-profit agencies alike.

More information:
California Energy Commission Energy Partnerships