Climate and Energy News from the San Diego Region
Member News
SDRCC members participated in an Adaptation Clearinghouse Webinar this past month in partnership with the Governors Office of Regional Planning (OPR). The Adaptation Clearinghouse hosts a suite of California specific resources to assist with climate adaptation and resiliency efforts. If you have a resource you would like to add to the Adaptation Clearinghouse, please email Annie Carroll from OPR at,

The newest City of San Diego library achieves energy efficiency through SDG&E's Savings By Design Program.
Regional News
ENROLL NOW! The Water Authority is now accepting applications for its Fall 2019 Citizens Water Academy program, which educates current and future leaders in San Diego County about water issues in our region. Helix Water District will host the fall class. The award-winning program is an opportunity for emerging and future leaders in the San Diego region to learn about critical projects and programs related to water. Applications are due September 16th

How California residents view our coastlines and climatic impacts. 

In California, a program called CivicSpark enables grads to put their idealism to work helping local governments build a climate-resilient future.

With this connection to climate change, wildfires have seen a fivefold jump in area burned since 1972. 
Climate & Energy News
GIVE YOUR INPUT! Marine and Coastal Adaptation in the United States Survey: EcoAdapt is assessing the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to marine and coastal systems and communities.

Major medical groups call climate change a true public health emergency. 

The CPUC recently adopted new energy efficiency goals for the state's electric and gas utilities, covering the period from 2020 to 2030. 
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
This report describes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approach to develop screening-level regional estimates of the benefits per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, programs, and policies. 

This report provides a review of existing frameworks related to community vulnerability to climate impacts and identifies strengths and gaps in the field.
Funding & Resources
Funds are available for applications from eligible entities to provide tribal training and technical support to tribal governments seeking to investigate, develop and establish air quality management programs for lands under their jurisdiction. Applications are due September 20th. 

USDA's Sustainable Agricultural Systems Request for Applications focuses on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agricultural system in the next 25 years. Applications are due September 26th.

Eligible entities looking to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Applications are due October 14th.