Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Philadelphia Invites Comments On Proposed Clean Energy, Low Carbon Vision For The City

The Philadelphia Office of Sustainability Tuesday released a draft Powering Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia outlining strategies for reducing the city’s carbon footprint.
The Plan is a long-term vision for a Philadelphia that achieves Mayor Kenney’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050 while emphasizing equity and health for all Philadelphians.
It is also a step toward meeting Philadelphia's recent pledge to uphold the commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement and work toward a 100 percent clean energy future.
The recommendations are grouped into five categories--
-- Clean Electricity Supply
-- Citywide Solar
-- Energy-Efficient Homes and Businesses
-- Low-Carbon Thermal Energy
-- Low-Carbon Economy
The CEV covers three major parts of Philadelphia’s energy system: our city’s 600,000 buildings, industry, and the regional energy system that powers them. Taken together, these sectors account for nearly 80 percent of carbon emissions in Philadelphia, and transforming them will be critical to achieving a clean and just energy future.
Click Here for a copy of the draft CEV.
The draft CEV will be open for comment through January 31, after which a final version will be issued.
To share your comments, read the document and take this brief survey. We are excited to hear your thoughts and to continue this work together in 2018 and beyond.

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