City Council will vote to adopt the Strategic Energy Action Plan

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If the Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is adopted on Monday, our work begins.

RETI, together with the community, will work to make Charlotte a resilient and sustainable city.

Our work at the Renewable Energy Transition Initiative is highlighted in the SEAP, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to eliminate High Energy Burdens and keep the community informed.

SEAP Action areas (highlights):

  • Job Creation: Develop green workforce pipeline in support of energy transition

  • Green Building: Efficient infrastructure and planning for a better quality of life and a lower carbon footprint

  • Clean Transportation: making charlotte more walkable, decrease reliance on automobiles, and supporting last mile modes of transit

  • Lower Carbon footprint: By 2030, the city strives for 100% zero carbon for municipal buildings and city fleet. By 2050, all (non-municipal) buildings will be near carbon zero.

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We encourage you to show your support for the SEAP by attending!

When: The City Council will meet Monday, December 17th 2018 at 4pm

Where: Located in the City Council Chamber in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

Parking: Located on North Davidson street, between 3rd and 4th street:

232 S Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28202

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5 Stages to Zero Carbon (for buildings and transportation)

  1. Shifting energy demand

  2. Reducing energy consumption

  3. Changing energy we consume away from fossil fuels

  4. Generating energy on-site

  5. Meeting the remainder through energy purchases

To learn more about the City of Charlotte’s environmental focus :

Individuals struggling to stay cool need relief now

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Do you struggle to stay cool? Is your AC broken? Or don't turn your AC on because of high energy bills? Exposure to extreme

RETI is launching the Cooling Charlotte Project to provide education and relief from extreme temperatures during Charlotte's hot summers

  • WHAT: RETI’s plan of action for Cooling Charlotte involves: research, educational campaigns, strategic partnerships, and a texting service to provide information and alerts.

  • WHY: RETI’s mission is to alleviate high energy burdens, but this doesn’t happen overnight. Individuals struggling to stay cool during North Carolina’s hot summers need relief now.

  • WHERE: Our pilot program will focus our educational campaign for the greater Charlotte area.

  • WHEN: We hope to launch our pilot programs for the texting service and hydration stations this August. Also, through our strategic partnerships, we can bring awareness to these issues and educate the public to prevent heat-related injuries.

  • HOW: Research, partnerships, educational campaigns, pilot projects. In addition to our research, we have created a quick survey to gauge the individuals’ needs, interests and questions, which we will use to develop our texting service pilot program

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Donations and Partnerships

  • We are currently accepting in-kind donations on SHARE Charlotte’s website

  • We are building strategic partnerships for our pilot programs and for future projects: Next summer, and Warming Charlotte this winter.

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