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Webinar: Renewable Energy Foundations

Due to COVID-19, our March 30th workshop at the CASBO conference for K-12 public school district business officials was cancelled. ForeFront Power, SPURR’s winning solar and energy storage vendor, and the SPURR team decided to convert the workshop into a webinar. SPURR Managing Director, Michael Rochman, was a speaker on this webinar. Whether you’re just starting...

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Utility Users Tax & Public Agency Accounts

Summary Some California cities and counties (Municipalities) levy Utility Users Taxes (UUT) on “users” of utilities services — such as natural gas, electricity, water, and telecommunications — within their borders.1 UUT is usually collected by the local utility distribution company (Utility) and remitted to the Municipality. In our experience, UUT should not be collected from...

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Make Up School Time Lost to Climate Disasters – CalMatters.org

We recently read an interesting article about the proposed legislation Senate Bill 884, the Disaster Relief Instructional Recovery Program, and we wanted to share some information with you about how it may affect you and your school or district. What The Disaster Relief Instructional Recovery Program would help schools recover both funding and school days...

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You Have Solar, but Are you Actually Buying Green Energy?

When a public agency negotiates a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) they have a somewhat counterintuitive choice to make: do we want to receive renewable energy from the solar project or non-renewable energy from the solar project? In other words, does the public agency want to retain or relinquish the project’s environmental attributes, or what are commonly referred to...