For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013
Media Contact: Adam Gottlieb (916) 654-4989


Energy Commission Announces Proposition 39 Draft Guideline Meetings
Public Comments Sought on Draft Guidelines for School Energy Projects

SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission is hosting a series of public meetings to present draft guidelines and receive comments about the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39).

Passed by voters in November 2012, Proposition 39 makes changes to corporate income taxes and provides up to $550 million to improve the energy efficiency of California’s aging schools and grow the state’s significant clean energy economy. California public schools (K-12), county offices of education, community college districts, charter schools, and state special schools may receive funding for five fiscal years starting with the 2013-14 fiscal year.

As schools and community colleges begin the process of identifying energy needs, Energy Commission staff will explain the preliminary guidelines and funding allocations for eligible educational organizations. Five public meetings and three webinars will be held across the state. The public is invited to participate and provide input. The final Proposition 39 guidelines will be approved at an Energy Commission business meeting in December 2013.

Public comments submitted via email should include docket number 13-CCEJA-1 and indicate “Comments on Proposition 39” in the subject line. Comments may be sent to by October 25, 2013.

Prop. 39 Schedule

Thursday, October 3 11:30 AM -3:00 PM San Diego County Library
Community Room
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Monday, October 7 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PG&E Clubhouse
2252 South Orange Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
Wednesday, October 9 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar via WebEx
Meeting Number: 924 633 535
Meeting Password: prop39@9
Thursday, October 10 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Peralta Community College District Office
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
Monday, October 14 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMRonald Reagan State Building
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Wednesday, October 16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar via WebEx
Meeting Number: 926 121 531
Meeting Password: prop39@9
Tuesday, October 22 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Webinar via WebEx
Meeting Number: 923 697 575
Meeting Password: prop39@1

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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, six basic responsibilities guide the Energy Commission as it sets state energy policy: forecasting future energy needs; licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger; promoting energy efficiency and conservation by setting the state's appliance and building efficiency standards; supporting public interest energy research that advances energy science and technology through research, development, and demonstration programs; developing renewable energy resources and alternative renewable energy technologies for buildings, industry and transportation; planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies.

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