100% Clean, Renewable Energy for Delaware County, PA

100% Clean, Renewable Energy for Delaware County, PA

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steve clark started this petition to Delco Council

We applaud Delaware County Council's new resolve to embrace its role in initiating and supporting best environmental and energy solutions within the county and our communities.  The County's role is vital in helping to advance the transformation to a clean energy economy at the pace the climate crisis requires.  In comparison with neighboring counties, Delaware County has been slow to seize opportunities to advance energy savings and clean energy alternatives for county facilities and operations, and to provide the support and encouragement to county communities to pursue environmental and energy sustainability.  We strongly support Council's establishment of the Sustainability Commission and its commitment to developing and implementing a Delaware County Sustainability Action Plan.  We urge County Council to ensure that the plan commits to the following goals:

1. Transition to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity for all County-owned assets by 2035; 

2. Transition all county operations to clean, renewable energy sources by 2050;

3. Provide programmatic support to County municipalities, businesses, institutions, and residents to implement energy efficiency and clean energy transition initiatives aligned with achieving 100 percent reliance on clean, renewable electricity by 2035, and for all other uses by 2050.

We also urge adoption without delay of these near-term steps, as the longer-term Sustainability Action Plan is in development:   

For County facilities and operations: 

• conduct an energy audit of all county facilities, to lay the groundwork for development of an energy savings plan for county facilities and operations;

• issue a Request for Proposals for clean, renewable electricity for county facilities;

• ensure any scheduled County passenger vehicle replacement is with electric vehicles, while a longer-term plan to transition the entire County fleet is in development;

• proceed with installation of electric vehicle charging stations at the Media public parking lot and Rose Tree Park

For Delaware County communities

• Adopt the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy [C-PACE] business energy efficiency program.

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