he purpose of the City of Raleigh
Climate/Energy Action Plan (CEAP): A
Roadmap to Raleigh’s Energy Future is to serve
as a guide for the City of Raleigh Operations in
the financially responsible, legal and practical
implementation of strategies so as to minimize
carbon-related emissions, maximize the energy and
operational efficiency of existing and new City-owned
fleet, facilities and equipment with consideration for
life-cycle costs, and provide renewable energy
opportunities.
The CEAP provides a framework for the City to
advance its role as a 21st Century City of Innovation –
exhibiting leadership in energy, climate, and
sustainability issues – by becoming more sustainable in
terms of internal energy efficiency, carbon reduction,
and renewable energy. The framework encompasses
holistic thinking about energy, carbon emission
reductions, and their related financial aspects.
In developing the CEAP, the City has gained much
more than organized information about future
projects and strategies. The process also:
Enabled better interdepartmental understanding
especially of the many ways in which staff are
already working toward similar goals
Uncovered opportunities to combine and
leverage various individual or piecemeal efforts
Created a forum for better interdepartmental
communication
Created a shared vision for the future
The CEAP presents:
A comprehensive list of activities that can be
undertaken to make the City more sustainable
in terms of energy efficiency, carbon reduction,
and renewable energy
A framework for making financially justifiable
decisions that can be correlated to both energy
reduction and carbon reduction
A concise way to understand where the “bang
for the buck” is, in terms of energy efficiency
T
Climate Energy Action Plan Mission
(
from CEAP Charter)
to provide the leadership, resources and management to
guide internal City Operations in the financially responsible,
legal and practical implementation of strategies so as to
minimize carbon related emissions, maximize the energy
and operational efficiency of existing and new City-owned
fleet, facilities, and equipment with consideration for life-
cycle costs, and provide renewable energy opportunities”
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CEAP Overview
and Findings
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