Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?

Prop 39 will be discussed in numerous sessions at the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. We recently had a chance to talk to one of our speakers about her session and her perspective on the state of Prop 39 implementation. Christine Marez, Director, Energy for Cumming will moderate a session in which three districts Read more about Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?[…]

Tom Steyer to Keynote 2013 Schools Summit

Green Technology is excited to announce that Tom Steyer will be the keynote speaker for the November 6 opening session of the 2013 Green California Schools Summit. In 2012, Steyer served as chairman for Yes on Proposition 39, setting the stage for an unprecedented influx of funds for energy efficiency projects at public schools in Read more about Tom Steyer to Keynote 2013 Schools Summit[…]

Smaller LEAs Can Claim Two Years of Prop 39 Funding for First EE Projects: Aug 1 Deadline

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with average daily attendance of 1,000 or less can submit an application for two years of funding for their first Prop 39-supported efficiency projects. The deadline for the application is August 1. The intention is to make it possible for smaller LEAs to Read more about Smaller LEAs Can Claim Two Years of Prop 39 Funding for First EE Projects: Aug 1 Deadline[…]

Draft Guidelines Published for Prop 39 Projects

California’s Department of Education, Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission have collaborated on draft guidelines for schools hoping to access Prop 39 funds for energy projects. The document, which is subject to public comment, underscores that energy efficiency projects are the first priority for Prop 39 support, with on-site generation an option only after facilities Read more about Draft Guidelines Published for Prop 39 Projects[…]

Prop 39 Plan Approved: Governor Signs Budget Bill

Governor Brown has signed the California budget bill, the final step in approval of the Legislature’s plan for distributing Prop 39 funds to schools in the state. Details of the agreement regarding distribution of funds, including an estimate of the amounts available in year one, can be found in a document provided by the legislature. Read more about Prop 39 Plan Approved: Governor Signs Budget Bill[…]

Legislature Passes Prop 39 Implementation Bill

State lawmakers have passed a budget bill that lays out guidelines for distribution of Proposition 39 funds. It is anticipated that Governor Brown will sign the bill. An estimated $464 million will go to to K-12 schools, community colleges, charter schools the first year, and about $550 million for the following four years. The majority of these Read more about Legislature Passes Prop 39 Implementation Bill[…]