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Statewide Energy Management Program   

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(a) (1) In Executive Order D-16-00, issued August 2, 2000, Governor Davis directed state agencies to design and construct buildings that incorporate energy efficiency, resource conservation, and renewable technologies. In his State of the State Address delivered on January 8, 2001, Governor Davis expressed his support for the goal of moving the California Community Colleges toward energy independence.

(2) The Federal Energy Management Program, upon which the State Energy Management Program is modeled, has resulted in approximately four dollars ($4) in savings for every one dollar ($1) spent. The federal investment of two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) in energy efficiency has resulted in savings of six billion three hundred million dollars ($6,300,000,000) on energy bills.

(b) In consultation with the commission, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall further develop and refine certain guidelines for a Statewide Energy Management Program that have been established under an ongoing joint effort of the commission and DeAnza College. This statewide effort shall allow community college districts to achieve energy independence through the development of energy management plans, the construction of sustainable green buildings, the use of renewable or other distributed energy systems, and the expansion of statewide energy education programs and services.

(c) By 2010, the program shall, at a minimum, facilitate the completion of 20 district energy management plans, 15 renewable or other distributed energy systems, and three sustainable green buildings on community college campuses statewide.

(d) In consultation with the commission, the board of governors shall accomplish all of the following:

(1) Review and comment on academic, occupational, and vocational education materials developed by the commission, the Electric Power Research Institute, public utilities, and the community colleges to improve energy education programs and services.

(2) Review and recommend actions regarding successful energy education programs and services that can be identified for replication, personnel exchanges, or implementation of successful practices.

(3) Review and recommend actions regarding program resources for use by the community colleges or state agencies in improving energy education programs and services.

(4) Review exemplary programs and facilities, and recommend activities for adoption, replication, or policy advice.

(5) Review, comment, and recommend actions regarding services that will effect energy conservation.

(6) Review and comment on funding requests received to improve or enhance energy education.

(7) Review and comment on occupational and vocational training programs and services to meet current employment standards in energy occupations.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 8, Sec. 2.)