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Arlington is leading the way to progressive change in community energy plan. This is probably the first community energy plan in Virginia aimed to get everyone from the community to participate in setting the direction for the future of the county's energy use.
The community energy plan is part of the initiative from Energy Planning and Management.
Arlington County is embarking on a community energy planning process to address the burdens and opportunities of energy supply, delivery, and use in our community. Energy planning and management is needed to minimize the economic costs and environmental harm from energy use. Smart energy planning can produce opportunities for economic growth and sustainability.
The process of developing the Community Energy Plan is divided into two elements:
- Community dialogue, where Arlington will host 2 community town hall meetings in 2010 and want participation from the community to share their thoughts on energy challenges and opportunities for the community.
- Community Sustainability Task Force. This is where County Board Chairman, Jay Fisette, convened a group of local energy and business leaders to form this task force.
Come to their energy townhall meeting, which is going to be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 2-5pm at Washington Lee High School Commons Room, 1301 N. Stafford Road, Arlington, VA 22201. The info for the invite to the townhall meeting is here.