Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW)
The SNEW no-cost program expands energy efficiency and renewable energy use in the Sierra, empowering local action, eliminating barriers to a clean energy future, establishing climate resiliency, and saving communities money.
SNEW serves Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, Tuolumne, and Yuba counties. Click here for a map of our service territory.
Energy Efficiency in the Sierra Nevada
The SNEW team works closely with local governments, school districts, public agencies, and small businesses, helping them achieve their energy goals wherever they are on their path to sustainability. Our team offers no-cost services that range from conducting energy use analysis and audits, helping link to resources, providing project management support, and finding funding and financing solutions. We also conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, develop and implement emissions reduction plans, and execute energy projects that make communities more resilient, efficient, and vibrant.
The SNEW program is funded through the CPUC public purchase program charge on your PG&E bills, therefore our services are provided at no-cost.
Who does SNEW serve?
Local Governments, Special Districts,
K-12 Schools, Tribes
Small and medium sized businesses, Religious Institutions, & Community Based Organizations
Recent SNEW impacts:
What our clients say:
Blog Updates from the SNEW Team:
Make Your Water Heater Work for You, Plus a SNEW Project Highlight
Learn about ways you can save energy and money through the WatterSaver program and how SNEW services are helping our community.
Apply to the CivicSpark Program and Build Resiliency in Your Community!
Make an impact in your community through the CivicSpark program! CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments in California, Washington, and Colorado to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.
Two Energy Efficiency Resources Brought to You by the Climate And Energy Team!
The Climate & Energy team provides two resources to help reduce energy use and save on energy bills!
Join Us In Creating A More Resilient Sierra.
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
To learn more about SNEW and how you can take advantage of our services, contact:
530.582.4800 extension 2