The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, an initiative approved by the voters as Proposition 39 at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, made changes to corporate income taxes and provides for the transfer of $550,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five (5) years beginning with the 2013-14 fiscal year. Enacted into California law as SB 73, this legislation allocates resources for purposes of funding eligible projects that create jobs in California improving energy efficiency and expanding clean energy generation through renewable energy. Existing law provides for the allocation of available funds to public school facilities, university and college facilities, and other public buildings and facilities, as well as job training and workforce development and public-private partnerships for eligible projects associated with energy-related building commissioning and recommissioning.
The Kern Community College District’s 21st Century Energy Center has been designated the lead institution to assist 21 colleges in the Central Valley and Central Coast region to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy curriculum in their Career and Technical Education courses.
This project begins March 5, 2014.