Local governments building California’s clean energy future
The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) catalyzes local government leadership and innovation through ongoing dialogue and action to enhance current and develop new roles for local governments in California’s sustainable energy future.
Since 2007, LGSEC has played a central role in developing local government programs including Community Choice Aggregation, Local Government Partnerships, and Regional Energy Networks.
LGSEC continues to support this level of innovation through forums which initiate creative thinking, promote knowledge sharing, and coordinate widespread technical expertise to deepen the impact of local governments on statewide energy programs.
Shape the Regulatory Agenda
LGSEC provides a critical statewide voice for local governments in sustainable energy policy decision-making at regulatory proceedings and demonstrates the essential role of local governments in program implementation and administration.
To date, LGSEC has served this role through timely and comprehensive reports of legislation that may or could impact local government programs; as well as status reports on regulatory proceedings. In addition, LGSEC coordinates positions and responses among its members, with opportunity for meaningful contribution by LGSEC members.
Connect Local Energy Leaders
In strengthening the policy landscape and the programs that support sustainable energy innovations among local governments, LGSEC creates opportunities for agency staff and officials to network and learn from each other.
LGSEC shares resources via newsletter and online communications to members and work together through mentoring and committee activities to advance energy action throughout California. We host regular Quarterly Meetings that allow members to stay informed and updated on the most current energy issues, share best practices on successful strategies and programs, and network with other leaders in the state.
Develop Long-Term Strategies
Recognizing both the urgency of the need and the complexity of the solutions, LGSEC leads members in collaborating on long-term strategies – both individual and collective.
Strategies that members are using include moderating energy demand through energy efficiency, increasing renewable energy production, developing innovative finance mechanisms, improving energy security and reliability and fostering community values that enhance well-being.