The Sustainable Madison Committee put together an energy work plan at the request of the Common Council in order to help Madison reach its clean energy goals. Madison’s Common Council voted to approve this plan with all but one vote in favor at its meeting on June 7th.
Preexisting Goals from Sustainability Plan
- These have already been approved as part of Madison’s Sustainability Plan
- 80% carbon reduction by 2050
- 25% of electricity, heating, and transportation energy from clean energy by 2025
- Reduce overall energy consumption by 50% by 2030
Key Elements of Madison’s Energy Plan
- Creating a working group to review the city’s climate change goals.
- Creating permanent, dedicated staff resources in city government to focus on energy issues and implement the plan.
- Supporting regional initiatives related to climate change.
- Promoting existing city programs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
- Establishing a city-wide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program.
- Ensuring implementation of 2015 benchmarking resolution, which allows energy usage trends to be identified and improved.
- Developing an inventory of city-owned property suitable for solar development.
- Increasing the city’s green sector economic development efforts.
- Studying the feasibility of developing an internal sustainability fund based on city-operations.
- Solidifying efforts to work collaboratively with MGE, including development of an agreement that can serve as a framework for ongoing collaboration between MGE and the city.
RePower Madison produced this summary. You can view the full text of the plan online.
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