Model ordinances for planning and permitting are one of several crucial policy approaches that will accelerate the transition to a clean energy future driven by Advanced Energy Communities (AECs).
Municipal building and planning departments are on the front lines of the push to implement AECs. Model ordinances could help more municipalities ensure that clean energy building improvements happen at specific intervention points.
Reports on streamlining local government planning and permitting
The PAEC team developed a methodology for prioritizing a set of model ordinances for further development, and associated recommendations for local government interventions in both existing buildings and new construction. Working with key stakeholders, the team identified AEC ordinances of interest that can be scalable to other cities in the county and statewide.
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Santa Barbara School District launches game-changing Solar Microgrids
In an op-ed for T&D World, Executive Director Craig Lewis discusses the Clean Coalition's involvement in the state-of-the-art feasibility and RFP process that lead to the approval of solar microgrids across the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
On page 17, Voice Magazine reports on the six Solar Microgrids that are to be implemented at Santa Barbara Unified School District sites and the Clean Coalition's support in the study & proposal processes.