Public Power Daily
The Board of Directors for California community choice aggregator Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has adopted a building decarbonization joint action plan, which defines a set of prioritized actions for the agency and its members to reduce carbon pollution from buildings.
The plan includes a $6 million budget to be dispersed over three years through a set of building electrification programs and initiatives.
Buildings account for nearly one-third of regional greenhouse gas emissions in the SVCE service territory and the building decarbonization joint action plan puts funding and organizational support in place to properly assist communities in the transition to clean, all-electric buildings, SVCE said in a Jan. 21 news release.
The plan centers on three focus areas: (1) New buildings (supporting the transition to all-electric new construction); (2) Existing buildings (converting existing buildings that use natural gas to all-electric; and (3) Market development (creating a regional network to address the barriers Santa Clara County may face while working towards clean, all-electric buildings).
The plan establishes a set of six prioritized actions that include policy and implementation support for member communities as well as direct financial support for customers.