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The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments is committed to assisting jurisdictions achieve sustainability goals and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in an equitable and cost effective manner.
The AMBAG Sustainability Program originated with the creation of the Energy Watch program in 2006. The AMBAG Energy Watch program was a partnership between AMBAG and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) funded under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and designed to serve the energy efficiency needs of the AMBAG region as well as to help foster a commitment to sustainability in every AMBAG jurisdiction. The projects developed and funded by the AMBAG Energy Watch Program from its inception in 2006 to its sunset in 2020 have created more than 110 million annual kWh, which translates to 15 million dollars of yearly avoided utility costs.
Program Initiatives and Sustainability Resources
Currently, the AMBAG Sustainability Program is focused on completing Community-wide GHG inventories on behalf of AMBAG jurisdictions as well as on assisting school districts throughout the region with their participation in the California Clean Energy Jobs Act program. The following pages provide more information on specific program initiatives as well as additional resources on different sustainability topics.