What is the Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan?

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The City of American Canyon is now in the process of developing an Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan (EECAP) to enhance energy efficiency throughout the City's residential, commercial, and industrial communities.  the City is inviting community residents and businesses to engage in the EECAP development process, to ensure that the plan is representative of the community and represents a feasible course of action to help the City achieve its energy and sustainability goals.

WHAT IS THE EECAP? 
The City of American Canyon is developing an Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan (EECAP), which will set forth innovative policies and programs for enhancing energy efficiency in the community, and in the City's local government.  The City intends to "lead by example" with its own facilities and energy practices, by reducing City energy use and providing cost savings that can be re-invested in energy programs to sustain efficiency and cost-effectiveness over the long term.

EECAP PURPOSE 
The American Canyon General Plan includes Goal 8F: "Reduce consumption of nonrenewable energy sources and support the development and utilization of new energy sources."  The EECAP will focus primarily on electricity efficiency and conservation.

The expected outcomes of the EECAP include the following:

  • Promote energy and resource conservation throughout the community.
  • Develop and implement policies and programs that increase energy generation from renewable resources.
  • Encourage community involvement through community gatherings and workshops, and coordinating with local utility providers to promote public education and energy conservation programs.
  • Serve as a model for local governmental leadership and action by sharing the EECAP and lessons learned preparing it with other jurisdictions and organizations.
  • Calculate the GHG emissions associated with the energy used in the city, and provide analysis and relevant energy efficiency recommendations.

EECAP TIMELINE

  • The following dates represent key milestones in the development and adoption of the Community and City Government EECAP:
  • May to July 2012: Analysis of baseline (2005) and projected future (2020 and 2030) greenhouse (GHG) emissions from buildings and facilities, street lights, water and sewage systems, on-road and off-road vehicles, agriculture, and solid waste.
  • July to August 2012:  Gap Analysis of existing and programs and policies related to energy efficiency in the City; development of community GHG reduction target.
  • August and September 2012:  Development of energy efficiency policies and programs; cost-benefit analysis of recommended programs.
  • September 25, 2012: Public Workshop at American Canyon Senior Center, 2185 Elliott Drive, American Canyon  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  See Flyer.
  • October 25, 2012:  Presentation to the American Canyon Planning Commission, 4381 Broadway, American Canyon 6:30 PM
  • November 12, 2012:   Draft EECAP published for publc review
  • December 2012:  Final EECAP
  • 2013:  Resolution adopting EECAP by City Council

FUNDING SOURCES 
The City of American Canyon was awarded funding from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for this project.