San Jose Community Energy Champions Handbook & Case Studies
The Silicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW) published a report that tells the stories of how 17 community-based organizations used some very creative approaches to provide energy and environmental outreach to targeted communities.
SVEW piloted a new community outreach and grant program in 2011-12, called the Community Energy Champions Grant, that provided funding and technical assistance to the organizations. The program celebrated the organizations’ achievements with a summit this past November, at San José City Hall. SVEW provides energy efficiency resources throughout Santa Clara County, and is a partnership between the City of San José Environmental Services Department and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).