The New Energy Cities program will work with between eight and 12 pioneer communities in the Northwest in 2010 to help them create an innovative energy strategy that creates jobs, reduces dependence upon fossil fuel, and offers clean, alternative energy for a healthier community.
We are choosing a variety of communities with different socio-economic-political characteristics to demonstrate the wide applicability of the New Energy Cities model. It is our belief that a number of pioneering communities will lead the region and the country in demonstrating the benefits of the clean energy economy and that their example will inspire cities with similar characteristics and aspirations to follow in their footsteps.
The City of Albany, OR has been working with the New Energy Cities team since October 2009. The Workshop brought together representatives from private and public sector organizations to identify how the community could work collaboratively to reduce its reliance on traditional energy sources. Read More »
The City of Issaquah first partnered with the New Energy Cities program in early 2012 to develop a Sustainable Energy Strategy that would help the community achieve its ambitious policy goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below their 2007 level by the year 2050. In addition to drafting this strategy, the New Energy Cities team has produced several analyses that support the City's strategic decision-making: an Energy Map for the year 2007, an Energy Map for the year 2012, and a Carbon Wedge analysis. Read More »
The Town of Jackson first contacted Climate Solutions in early 2009, when the community accepted a challenge from former World Bank head Jim Wolfensohn to create a bold strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become a showcase community for the 2-3 million visitors from across the globe who travel through the Teton Valley every year. Read More »
On March 12, 2014 the New Energy Cities team presented the King County Energy Map and Carbon Wedge analysis to a pre-meeting of the Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee. You can download the presentation here. Read More »
The City of Spokane, WA has been working with the New Energy Cities team since October 2009. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner brought together representatives from the business, nonprofit, and academic communities, as well as the public sector and Avista, the utility that serves the Spokane area, to explore various new energy solutions that would create local jobs and decrease dependence upon fossil fuel. Read More »