Fayetteville developing strategic plan for sustainability
Posted: March 20, 2017 at 1 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE -- A call to action from residents, initiatives on the federal level to roll back environmental protections and a coal-heavy energy grid have prompted the city to develop a road map to higher energy efficiency.
Energy Action Plan
STAR Communities outlines objectives to achieve goals in energy efficiency and sustainability. Fayetteville has used this framework as the basis for its Energy Action Plan.
• Greenhouse gas mitigation — Achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions throughout the community.
• Greening the energy supply — Move the local energy supply for transportation and non-mobile sources toward renewable, less carbon-intensive and less-toxic alternatives.
• Energy efficiency — Minimize energy use and demand in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors as a means to increase efficiency in the community.
• Local government greenhouse gas and resource footprint — Lead by example by reducing local government greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing energy and water use in local government facilities and specified local infrastructure.
Source: Staff report
To learn more about the city’s Energy Action Plan, go to: bit.ly/fayenergyplan
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