Concord Energy & Environment Advisory Committee Stakeholder Meeting
Updated: Jan 28, 2019
More than 30 stakeholders from organizations, businesses, and communities across the City will gather on January 22 to begin work on Concord’s 100% Renewable Energy Strategic Plan.
This stakeholder committee, hosted and organized by the Concord Energy and Environment Advisory Committee (CEEC), in conjunction with City staff, is part of the process laid out in the 100% renewable energy resolution passed by the City Council last July. That resolution established a community-wide goal of 100% renewable electricity consumption for electricity by 2030, and for all sectors (including transportation and heating) by 2050. It also directed the CEEC to draft a strategic plan to guide efforts towards that goal, in concert with a stakeholder committee composed of organizations, businesses, and communities from across the City.
Numerous stakeholders have agreed to take part including electric utilities, renewable energy businesses, environmental and conservation organizations, community action groups, auto dealers, students and school administrators, real estate developers, and religious congregations. Stakeholders will provide feedback on the technical aspects and expected community impact of the strategic plan at meetings in January, March and June.
“This stakeholder committee is part of a transparent and inclusive process to make real and important changes in Concord,” said Rob Werner, Ward 5 City Councilor and CEEC Chair. “I look forward to working with representatives from across our community as we develop a strong strategic plan to guide our city toward a renewable energy future.”
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 37 Green Street, and will be open to the public. There will be opportunities for general public input at separate sessions in the future.