The Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) program is a network assisting the county and its 19 cities to inform, support and encourage the measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through education and sharing of best practices we will ensure sustainable, healthy and livable cities.

Solar Workshop (2018)

Solar Energy In Cities: Increasing Rooftop Saturation

Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 am – noon

Hosted by the City of Martinez
30 Muir Road in the ZA Room

Workshop Details


  • Introduction: Lynda Deschambault, Director, 4CL
  • Welcome: Maureen Toms, Contra Costa County
  • Terra Weeks, Advisor to Commissioner Hochschild, CA Energy Commission; Ken Rider, Technical Advisor — Big Picture: SB 350 Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act: CA Attainment of Goals; including 2019 updates to the CA Green Building Code: mandatory solar.
  • Bridging State Policy to Local Implementation:
  • Bryan Raymond, Diablo Solar — Working with Local Governments; Case Studies in Contra Costa County, online solar permitting process
  • Local Government Perspectives:
    • Amanda Booth, City of San Pablo — San Pablo-GRID Alternatives Partnership
    • City by City Solar Scorecard presented by Ian Laettner, 4CL
    • JR Killigrew, MCE — What are the benefits and offerings for solar customers and cities who adopted MCE?