Climate & Energy Services

The impacts of climate change are becoming more and more visible in the Sierra Nevada with more frequent rain on snow events, intense wildfire, and prolonged drought. Measuring and tracking emissions in addition to developing plans and policies to mitigate and adapt to these impacts throughout our region is crucial.

Sierra Business Council’s Climate & Energy team helps Sierra Nevada jurisdictions with any step in this process. We offer help with the following proactive energy and climate solutions, projects, and plans:

Services Offered:

  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections/Forecasts
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target Setting
  • Energy / Sustainability / Climate Action Plans
  • Community Engagement
  • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Facility Energy Use Benchmarking Reports
  • Climate Coalition Development
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • GIS-Based Vulnerability Mapping
  • Adaptation Planning
  • Navigation and Support for Funding Opportunities

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SBC offers similar services at no-cost through our Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program, for PG&E customers who are small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and in the public sector. SNEW services cover energy efficiency upgrades (benchmarking, building energy audits, energy GHG inventories, energy action plans, financing opportunities). To see if you qualify, click here.


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Program Successes

Since 2008, SBC has supported Sierra public agencies with their climate action progress. This has included developing:

  • Over 30 greenhouse gas inventories & forecasts
  • Over 10 energy action plans/climate action plans/GHG reduction plans
  • Over 10 facilities benchmarking reports
    • Examples available on request
  • Regional & municipal vulnerability assessments
  • Climate coalitions