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About Yolo Energy Watch

The Yolo Energy Watch (YEW) is a local government partnership between Yolo County, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. YEW is building on the organizational efforts and mission of the Climate Change Compact of Yolo County (Compact) in pursuit of its goals. Funding for YEW comes from California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).


Yolo Energy Watch aims to:

  • Promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in local government operations. 
  • Promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the community primarily through programs targeting government facilities, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and residences. , farms, and factories in Yolo County. The agricultural, industrial, and school sectors will also be included as a secondary focus. 
  • Provide information on existing PG&E and other programs that promote or encourage energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction 
  • Support state and local laws, regulations, and policies to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Engage and coordinate local government officials, technical staff, and experts in demonstrating leadership in pursuit of energy efficiency. Creation of a culture among government agencies and the citizenry in general that encourages this as a sustained effort into the future. 
  • Encourage and facilitate development of Climate Action Plans and other documents that describe local government efforts for increasing energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and development of renewable sources of energy.

For more detailed information on the Energy Watch program, you can download the PG&E Energy Efficiency Portfolio (PDF, 731 pages, 7 MB) which includes short descriptions of the 23 other Energy Watch programs in California. In the full text document, the section on LGP starts on page 168.