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Undertake regional efforts to advance energy efficiencies, energy conservation and the deployment of alternative and/or renewable energy technologies in existing and proposed developments through local ordinance, incentives, education, and energy efficiency financing strategies. Read More
Work toward the establishment of a regional framework to deliver Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy finance options, in addition to other local government initiatives and partnerships, to achieve regional GHG emissions reduction, the use of alternative and renewable energy technologies, in furtherance of green sector economic development. Read More
Set a recurring five–year regional goal to increase renewable energy capacity and conservation – which includes the co-benefits of economic development and job creation -- through revising building and zoning codes and architectural design guidelines to allow for, encourage, and integrate renewable energy sources into the power supply. Read More
Seek amendments to existing land development regulations and development standards and revise or eliminate provisions that act as a barrier to the installation and use of renewable energy systems pursuant to Section 163.04, F.S. Read More
Develop policies to facilitate and streamline the deployment of energy efficient and renewable energy such as the installation of LEDs and use of solar power for public infrastructure such as street lighting, parks, and parking facilities. Survey counties, municipalities and regional agencies with lighting infrastructure to determine the level of deployment and to gather best practice policies and implementation steps to facilitate the application of efficient, environmentally sensitive (sea turtles), responsive, lighting practices in additional infrastructure. Read More
Support or facilitate development and distribution of local sources of sustainable fuels and availability of fueling infrastructure. Adopt policies to facilitate the development of locally sourced sustainable alternative fuels, those achieving a reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional fossil fuels (including but not limited to waste- based bio-diesel and methane gas from sources like landfills). Include these policies in regional plans and Local Comprehensive Plans. Identify incentives and modify local code to encourage the establishment of a local alternative energy industry. Read More
Establish a working group of public and private stakeholders to develop a strategy to promote the use of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the region. Establish locations where infrastructure and/or battery switching stations are needed. Solar charging and other renewable options should be designated a priority to maximize emission reduction benefits and to improve the community's emergency management preparedness in times of power outages. Develop policies to provide incentives for the deployment of infrastructure to complement transit oriented corridors. Preferred and/or reduced parking fees should be a consideration for riders accessing transit facilities by electric or other alternative fuel vehicles. Transit facilities should develop plans to establish electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Work with relevant stakeholders to streamline permitting processes associated with charging equipment to encourage the safe and expeditious installation on customer premises and elsewhere. Coordinate monetary and non-monetary incentives available to the general public and organizations purchasing electric vehicles. Support regional efforts to establish a framework for siting/locating public electric vehicle charging stations. Read More
Develop a strategy to promote the development of truck parking with electrification facilities and the use of auxiliary power units to reduce extended idling by trucks. Survey state, local and regional transportation agencies for existing studies identifying trucking patterns and needs. Identify strategic locations for truck parking facilities and seek competitive funding opportunities as a region. Read More