Resources

Butte County General Plan

http://www.buttegeneralplan.net/

Sustainability Resources

·         US Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter

http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/

·         Cool California – Resources for individuals, homeowners, businesses, students, and teachers

http://www.coolcalifornia.org/

Energy Efficiency and Conservation

·         CaliforniaFIRST – Finance improvements at your home or business
http://www.californiafirst.org/

·         Energy Upgrade California – Receive financial assistance to improve the energy efficiency of your home

https://energyupgradeca.org/county/butte/overview            

·         PG&E rebates – rebates for PG&E customers  for appliances, lighting, and heating and cooling improvements

http://www.pge.com/myhome/saveenergymoney/moneysaver/

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

·         State of California Climate Change Portal

http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/

·         State of California, Governors Office of Planning and Research, 2011

http://opr.ca.gov/s_climatescience.php

  Water Conservation

       Water Conservation At Home
       http://www.improvenet.com/a/water-conservation-at-home    

      At-Home Water Conservation Guide
       http://www.homeintelligence.ca/resources/at-home-water-conservation-guide/

        Save Our Water
 http://www.saveourh2o.org/

·         California Urban Water Conservation Council
http://www.h2ouse.org/

State Climate Action Planning Resources

·         Cool California Local Government Toolkit
http://www.coolcalifornia.org/local-government

·         California Institute for Local Government San Francisco Bay Area Climate Portal
http://www.ca-ilg.org/SFBayClimate

·         California Air Pollution Control Officers Association Model Policies for Greenhouse Gases in General Plans (download)
http://www.capcoa.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/CAPCOA-ModelPolicies-6-12-09-915am.pdf

California Policy and Regulation

Assembly Bill 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The 2008 AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies early action and long-term measures to achieve this goal, including a recommended reduction by local governments.

·         AB 32, the 2006 California Global Warming Solutions Act

·         AB 32 Fact Sheet http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/factsheets/ab32factsheet.pdf

·         AB 32 Scoping Plan Summary http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/facts/scoping_plan_fs.pdf

·         AB 32 Scoping Plan, Full Document http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm

SB 375 enhances California's ability to reach its AB 32 goals by promoting good planning with the goal of more sustainable communities.

·         SB 375, Regional Targets for Transportation-Related Emissions Reductions

·         California Air Resources Board SB 375 Homepage
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/sb375/sb375.htm 

·         Butte County Association of Governments adopted Sustainable Communities Strategy for implementing SB 375 in Butte County.
 http://www.bcag.org/Planning/2012-MTP/Sustainable-Communities-Strategy/index.html

California Environmental Quality Act and Climate Change

·         SB 97, CEQA Guidelines and Climate Change
SB 97 (Dutton), adopted in 2007, directs the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to develop recommended changes to the State’s CEQA guidelines to address greenhouse gas emissions
.
 http://www.opr.ca.gov/index.php?a=ceqa/index.html

Climate Change Adaptation

·         California Adaptation Planning Guide (2012)

The Adaptation Planning Guide provides step-by-step guidance to local governments for adapting to the impacts of climate change.

http://resources.ca.gov/climate_adaptation/local_government/adaptation_policy_guide.html

·         Our Changing Climate 2012: Vulnerability and Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California

California Natural Resources Agency, 2012

The California Natural Resources Agency and other state agencies prepared this third annual report of climate change vulnerabilities and opportunities to mitigate climate-change impacts. The report highlights findings for key state sectors, including agriculture, public health, and transportation.

http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptation/third_assessment/  

·         California Climate Adaptation Strategy
California Natural Resources Agency, 2009

The California Climate Adaptation Strategy presents anticipated impacts of climate change in California and ways in which the state may become more resilient.

http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptation/strategy/index.html