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Are you interested in our energy future?

iStock-114338035 solar from VCREA LR

Come and help shape the community's energy future by joining a conversation with staff from the City of Thousand Oaks, the County’s Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) and the Community Environmental Council (CEC) as we develop the City’s Community Energy Action Plan (EAP). We want to hear your ideas on strategies for more sustainable energy consumption in our homes and businesses, and how the City can help connect residents and businesses to resources that help reduce energy use and costs, and improve quality of life.

Thousand Oaks City Council is supporting the development of plan that provides a roadmap for the City’s energy future and air quality. The EAP, to be developed by the City and its partner organizations, VCREA and CEC, will establish an overall realistic energy reduction target and identify projects and programs to achieve the target over time.

Our Goals:

  1. To make it easier for residents and businesses to access resources on energy efficient improvement costs and rebates.
  2. To make it easier for residents and businesses to get help on going solar.
  3. To make it easier for residents and businesses to finance energy efficient improvements and save money on energy bills.
  4. To provide a roadmap for reducing the City’s own energy consumption and costs.
  5. To serve as a foundation for our community’s Climate Action Plan.

We will discuss strategies that other cities have considered such as:

  1. Improved energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in government operations.
  2. Expedited permitting processes for energy efficiency improvements.
  3. Increased outreach and education on energy programs and incentives.
  4. Establishment of partnerships between cities, local agencies and private entities.
  5. Support of electric vehicle infrastructure.
  6. Use of city codes, ordinances, and permitting to expand green building and energy efficiency.
  7. Leveraging of federal, state, and local programs to increase energy efficiency and conservation.
  8. Development of specific energy efficiency programs.
  9. Incentives for renewable energy through City policies, codes, and programs.

Join us:

April 24th, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Grant R. Brimhall Library, Thousand Oaks

Help by completing a brief survey:

The linked survey is designed to better understand community interests in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Your input will help inform the development of our City’s Energy Action Plan. Click here to take the survey.
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