Renewable Energy Case Stories

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Cities and counties are leading by example and undertaking a range of activities to create more sustainable communities.  These case stories review different local agencies’ experiences related to renewable energy activities.

Each story includes lessons learned, links to additional resources and can serve as examples other agencies may consider and adapt to meet their communities’ unique circumstances.

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Berkeley FIRST ─ Financing Solar

Learn how Berkeley helps residents and businesses finance solar panels — increasing renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gasses. Photo courtesy of Sungevity Corp.

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City of Berkeley’s Berkeley FIRST- Financing Initiative for Renewable & Solar Technology

A best practice case study developed by Pat Stoner, Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Coordinator.

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Palo Alto Solar PV Demonstration Project

Learn more about the City of Palo Alto’s solar PV demonstration project.

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Rialto Regional Biosolids Processing Facility

Rialto Regional Biosolids Processing Facility will convert biosolids into a renewable energy source callled “e-fuel.”

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San Francisco’s Electricity Resource Plan and Energy Resource Investment Strategy

The Electricity Resource Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors and signed by Mayor Willie Brown in December, 2002 as a policy guide to be used in proposing and implementing specific actions.

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San Jose Energy Fund

A best practice case study developed by Pat Stoner, Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Coordinator.

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Sonoma County’s Energy Independence Program

A best practice case study developed by Pat Stoner, Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Coordinator.

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