Energy Action Plan

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Energy Action Plan

An Energy Action Plan (EAP) is a strategic planning document that lays out goals and possible actions to reduce energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency and procuring more renewable energy. The EAP will establish energy reduction targets in 5 year increments relative to the community's total energy consumption from the 2010 baseline year. To achieve these goals, an EAP outlines the most cost-effective and impactful strategies the City and community may take to reduce overall energy consumption. 

The EAP will outline a pathway to accomplish many other objectives, including: 

  • Increase energy efficiency and lower utility costs
  • Lower harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality
  • Adopt local renewable energy projects
  • Support a fair transition from fossil fuels
  • Strengthen energy reliability and community safety in the event of an outage
  • Accelerate the development of local sustainability projects and plans

Community Engagement

City staff and partners are working with the community to make EAP development and engagement open and accessible to all that wish to contribute. Because the EAP will outline goals and strategies for reducing electricity use for the next 10 years in Ventura, it will incorporate the ideas and preferences of the community. This will help the EAP be most effective in creating a smooth transition to a more sustainable community.

Surveys

Round 1 Surveys are now closed. The survey results helped inform the development of the initial energy action plan strategies. These strategies are currently being analyzed for feasibility and practicality of implementation. Please help us refine these strategies by completing our Round 2 Survey for the City of Ventura in either English or Spanish. Your voice and insight is a vital component to creating a sustainable future. Please offer your input and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Or, visit the VCREA booth at the Ventura EcoFest to win solar lights or a compost bin. If you’d like to stay involved, please see our recommended steps below.

Calendar

Community-based meetings and workshops will be the primary sources for the community’s contribution to the development of the City’s EAP. We welcome you to exercise your public power of speech!

At the events below, you will be able to discuss your ideas with City Staff, community partners and energy experts. At all workshops, free Pizza and snacks will be provided to participating community members. At all tabling events, there will be opportunities to get involved with raffles, surveys, games and other interactive exercises.

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 AM to 4 PM
Ventura Plaza Park

Community Outreach Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 2019
10 AM to 12 PM
Community Meeting Room - Ventura City Hall 

Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair
Wednesday, July 4, 2019
10 AM to 5 PM
Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District

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