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Goal: Philadelphia reduces its vulnerability to rising energy prices
Energy
  • TARGET 1

    LOWER CITY GOVERNMENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 30 PERCENT

    City Government Lays the Groundwork for Energy Conservation

    Even during the budget crisis, the City of Philadelphia was able to build capacity to change our energy management practices in 2009 and 2010 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's innovative Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)… Read More

  • TARGET 2

    REDUCE CITYWIDE BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 10 PERCENT

    Public/Private Partnerships and New Law Reduce Energy Consumption

    At a time when access to capital is constrained, the City of Philadelphia created the Greenworks Loan and Rebate Fund in partnership with the… Read More

  • TARGET 3

    RETROFIT 15 PERCENT OF HOUSING STOCK WITH INSULATION, AIR SEALING AND COOL ROOFS

    Recovery Act Supports Weatherization and Contest Inspires Homeowners

    Last fall, Philadelphia's Weatherization Assistance Program received nearly $30 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009… Read More

  • TARGET 4

    PURCHASE AND GENERATE 20 PERCENT OF ELECTRICITY USED IN PHILADELPHIA FROM ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES

    Philadelphia Focuses on Solar PV Projects

    As the cost of energy produced from fossil fuel rises while the price of solar technology drops, Philadelphia is encouraging residents and businesses to install solar panels and is planning to build a number of large-scale solar arrays on City-owned land… Read More