RETI in Action
A visual guide to DeAndrea Salvador’s panel discussion and Keynote address.
“Growing up, stories of next door neighbors having to set up fake energy accounts or to “steal” energy seemed normal to me. During the winters..."
The program is a dream come true for DeAndrea Salvador, a fifth-generation Charlottean who was inspired to get involved by memories of an elderly neighbor from her childhood fretting about how she could afford her monthly utility bill.
Do solar panels produce more energy in the summer or the winter?
Summer! Read more to find out why…
Charlotte Family receives life-changing rooftop solar system at no cost
Currently the City of Charlotte's carbon footprint is around 12 tons of…
If the Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is adopted on Monday, our work begins.
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.
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
Shifting energy demand
Reducing energy consumption
Changing energy we consume away from fossil fuels
Generating energy on-site
Meeting the remainder through energy purchases
To learn more about the City of Charlotte’s environmental focus :
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
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.