Tag: TEC Updates

Here at The Energy Coalition (TEC), we’re committed to building a clean energy future that’s not just sustainable, but also equitable and responsive to the needs of our communities. This vision aligns perfectly with our latest project – a collaboration with the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN). Regional energy networks like SoCalREN play a […]

California is building a brighter future powered by clean energy, and skilled workers are the key to unlocking its potential! There are tons of opportunities in clean energy and energy efficiency, but we don’t have enough trained professionals to fill them.  The Inland Regional Energy Network (I-REN) is stepping up to the challenge. They want […]

At TEC, we believe in making connections to create a clean energy future together. We work with community-based organizations, regional energy networks, community choice aggregators, technology companies, and more to achieve our vision of affordable and accessible clean energy for all.  We’re proud to announce our newest partnership with one such company: Electriq Power. We’re […]

While we reflect on 2023 and look ahead into 2024, we wanted to take a moment to share our 2022 Sustainability Report. Why 2022? Our team spent the last year gathering data, crunching the previous year’s numbers, and establishing a baseline to measure our sustainability work going forward. We put together this report to share […]

As we celebrate the end of another year, TEC is thrilled to announce that the California Strategic Growth Council has officially awarded us  an implementation grant to fund a groundbreaking new project: Pomona Activated for Community Transformation and Sustainability (Pomona ACTS). The project, located within the City of Pomona, holds immense potential as a model […]

California’s energy industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and regulatory requirements that can make it tough for organizations like BayREN, the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, to keep up with all the latest, especially when it comes to reporting. That’s where TEC comes in! With a long history of supporting regional energy networks, TEC […]

We’ve had some big news in the world of workforce development and climate recently! You may have heard the Biden-Harris administration announcement about a new American Climate Corps, which is taking the California Climate Action Corps model developed here in California nationwide. But did you know TEC is expanding our role in the growing California […]

The Energy Coalition is making connections around the globe! Last month, Executive Director Craig Perkins, Director of Energy Innovation Genaro Bugarin, and Director of Policy and Planning Marc Costa met with representatives from Distro Energy and TSI Group at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. At the meeting, they discussed grid reliability, electrification, and […]

Welcome to the debut issue of TEC’s quarterly impact update, where we’ll share news on the events and innovative projects that we’re excited about. Let’s dive in!  Energy Project Milestones   The Inland Regional Energy Network’s (I-REN) public sector programs are ramping up! TEC staff have been touring across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to […]

The Energy Coalition is proud to announce the hiring of Felicia Federico as our new Director of Funding and Research. Felicia comes to The Energy Coalition with over 30 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary science and engineering projects and grants. Her expertise is focused on energy, water, environmental justice, and ecosystem protection research. She most […]

Southern California’s inland area boasts a distinct regional identity and robust local culture. Unfortunately, the region is also experiencing increased impacts from climate change. That’s why the region is taking its energy future into its own hands and establishing a regional energy network. The Inland Regional Energy Network, or I-REN, will provide programs and services […]

The Energy Coalition believes in the power of local communities to create a clean energy future. That’s why we are proud to share that San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a community choice electricity provider in the San Diego area, has selected us to support their latest energy initiative. San Diego Community Power is deepening their […]

Energy is Everything is TEC’s flagship education program, designed to inspire students of all kinds to make sustainability a part of their everyday lives. In 2022, Energy is Everything connected with 7,732 underserved schools across every part of California. We exceeded our annual participation goal; over 450 educators joined in and shared our programs with […]

For the second year in a row, The Energy Coalition has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Orange County Register Top Workplaces! This award is particularly meaningful to TEC because it is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to […]

They say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. In terms of today’s transportation, perhaps the saying should be updated to “you can install electric vehicle infrastructure, but you can’t make them charge.”  That’s why TEC is expanding our Energy is Everything education programming with new electric vehicle content. […]

The Energy Coalition has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by the Orange County Register Top Workplaces! This award is particularly meaningful to TEC because the list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, […]

TEC was recently awarded a 4-year, $3-million dollar contract for the competitive 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 California. Administered through Pacific Gas […]

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 […]

The Energy Coalition was honored to accept a Beacon Champion award at the 2019 Beacon Awards, hosted by the Institute for Local Government. We would like to dedicate the award to all of the amazing local governments — including fellow Beacon awardees — who are working hard to lead their communities toward a safe, secure, […]

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