Municipal Energy Master Plan

Posted by City of Philadelphia on October 9, 2017

The City of Philadelphia is committed to reducing carbon pollution, which is the biggest contributor to climate change.
City buildings, facility operations, and their energy use present significant opportunities to reduce carbon pollution. The Municipal Energy Master Plan provides a roadmap of how Philadelphia’s city government will lead by example on mitigating the causes of climate change by reducing energy use and costs, making operations more efficient, and advancing environmental stewardship.

Climate change is already influencing lives in Philadelphia and around the world. Globally, nearly 200 countries have
committed to reducing carbon emissions through the Paris Climate Accord. In June 2017, the City reaffirmed its pledge to meet its portion of the United States’ goals of the Accord, and committed to transition Philadelphia to 100 percent clean energy. This plan outlines how the City can achieve carbon reductions that will exceed the goal of the Paris Climate Accord for City buildings and makes new commitments to renewable energy.

Executing the strategies in this plan will reduce the causes of climate change, lower energy costs, create jobs, and improve air quality. The City’s energy investments will aim to expand economic opportunities for Philadelphians by prioritizing local business growth and creating opportunities for disadvantaged business enterprises. This will produce a local and diverse workforce for City energy projects. By investing in Philadelphia’s businesses and helping to create more jobs for Philadelphians, this plan will have benefits beyond pollution reduction and cost savings.

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