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October 2, 2017 Contact:
City Seeks Community Feedback on Draft of Energy Action Plan
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Through the development of an Energy Action Plan (EAP), the City of Fayetteville hopes to encourage and foster continued improvements in the climate and energy sector. The City staff is seeking input on a draft of the developing plan. The EAP’s primary goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that originate from activities in Fayetteville through four efforts:
- Increasing energy efficiency in new and existing structures.
- Increasing Fayetteville’s clean energy supply.
- Reducing emissions from transportation activities.
- Reducing emissions from solid waste directed to the landfill.
Public feedback sessions will be held for community members to offer input and learn about the purpose, goals, and scope of the EAP. City staff will be available to discuss the plan and to collect input at the following events: Session IWhen:
Tuesday, October 10; after the 4:30 p.m. City Council Agenda Session (Approximately 5:15-6 p.m. An update on the EAP will be presented during the Agenda Session and staff will be on hand following the meeting to collect public feedback)Where:
City Hall (113 W. Mountain Street), Room 326 Session IIWhen:
Saturday, October 14; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.Where:
Fayetteville Farmers Market (on the downtown square)
In addition to the in-person feedback sessions, the public is invited to read a draft of the plan on the City’s website: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/EnergyActionPlan
. The public is encouraged to offer feedback through the following online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EnergyActionPlan
On February 7, 2017 – Fayetteville City Council voted 7-1 to pass Resolution 45-17 supporting the study and development of the plan. The final plan will be submitted to City Council for adoption in November or December 2017.