Author: Meaghan Laverty

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced consumers and companies alike to seek cost savings in new and creative ways. Public agencies are under the same pressures, and they are increasingly finding meaningful savings. With help from the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Public Agency Programs, which are implemented by TEC, public […]

TEC was recently awarded a 4-year, $3-million dollar contract for the competitive Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Statewide Workforce Education & Training (WE&T) Career Connections (CC) Program. TEC is thrilled for the opportunity to advance environmental knowledge, skills, and abilities for under-resourced TK-12 students and build equitable pathways to high-demand energy jobs for students across […]

Not only do Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have to contend with environmental racism that makes their communities disproportionately polluted, they also face challenges securing careers in the mostly white clean energy industry. Green jobs give youth an opportunity for economic growth and personal fulfillment. That’s why TEC is proud to announce […]

During the Great Depression, the United States created a Civilian Conservation Corps program to conserve natural resources and provide meaningful jobs for workers. Today, in response to the climate crisis and the need for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, California has launched a similar effort called the California Climate Action Corps. California Climate Action […]

The Energy Coalition, in partnership with Passive Logic, has been selected for a Department of Energy (DOE) grant to bring innovative efficiency technologies to the City of South El Monte. The City of South El Monte was one of just seven locations selected nationwide for the Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation […]

The Energy Coalition was proud to present at the Global Forum on Human Settlements conference, which brought together an international community to heed the wake-up call that COVID-19 has offered to combine the post-pandemic recovery of people’s well-being with an aggressive transformation towards sustainability. TEC shared information on our Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community […]

The Energy Coalition was proud to recently participate in the 2nd Forum of Local Environmental Authorities, organized by the CC35 Climate Summit of the Americas, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the government of Santiago, Chile. During the meeting, participants explored innovative and scalable solutions for a post-pandemic […]

California is working hard to build a pipeline of skilled energy workers, but career path barriers remain for students in disadvantaged (DAC), Hard to Reach (HTR), and rural communities. Access and equity challenges are complicated further by rapid changes in the energy sector and unstable conditions due to COVID-19. TEC is partnering with Redding Electric […]

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued a $9 million grant to TEC for Phase II of the Bassett-Avocado Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC) Project, which aims to provide locally produced renewable energy at-scale to disadvantaged communities in Bassett-Avocado in the San Gabriel Valley. This community will serve as the “site host” of the advanced energy […]