BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, in May of 2001, the city of Duluth became the 101st city to join the cities for climate protection (CCP), a performance-oriented campaign that offers a framework for local governments to develop a strategic agenda for reducing global warming and air pollution emissions with the goal of improving community livability, thereby pledging to assume a leadership role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in developing and implementing a plan to reduce both greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth established the energy management fund in 2003, committing resources to a comprehensive energy management fund and dedicating dollars for personnel resources, energy saving projects and educational programs; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth authorized accepting energy efficiency rebates and grants in 2003 to be deposited into the energy management fund; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to make the energy management fund self-supporting.
RESOLVED, that 50 percent of all energy project savings resulting from the energy management program be transferred into the Energy Management Fund 257 in order to fund additional energy-saving projects, including but not limited to: energy saving city projects, projects that positively impact climactic change, renewable energy projects, the cities for climate protection program and programs which enhance education and awareness of all of the above.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth hereby reaffirms its commitment to cities for climate protection.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution solidifies the energy management funds sustainability and further exemplifies the city’s commitment to energy efficiency and the environment through the CCP campaign.