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File #: 170857    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/5/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/5/2017
Title: Recognizing October 2017 as Energy Action Month in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Taubenberger
Attachments: 1. Signature17085700.pdf
Recognizing October 2017 as Energy Action Month in the City of Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, During Energy Action Month, the United States rededicates itself to securing a more prosperous and energy-independent future; and

WHEREAS, As climate change continues to threaten our planet, Energy Action Month reminds citizens to join together to reduce carbon emissions, to protect the environment, and leave behind a cleaner and more resilient world for generations to come; and

WHEREAS, Efforts to control climate change and ensure energy security will bolster a transition to clean energy sources that increase economic competitiveness and strengthen growing industries while supporting hundreds of thousands of new jobs; and

WHEREAS, Investments in clean energy and efficiency produce economic opportunity for all citizens. In January 2017, the United States Department of Energy ("DOE") reported that 800,000 workers were employed in low carbon emission generation technologies, including renewables. Just under 374,000 individuals work for solar firms. There are an additional 102,000 workers employed at wind firms across the nation. The solar workforce increased by 25% in 2016, while wind employment increased by 32%. The DOE also reported that 2.2 million Americans are employed in the design, installation, and manufacture of energy efficient products and services; and

WHEREAS, During Energy Action Month, the nation is looking to the federal government to provide leadership in energy management and sustainability. The Federal Management Program ("FEMP") helps agencies meet federal energy efficient and renewable laws and requirements; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia continues to strive to be a leader in environment and sustainability initiatives that will contribute to an energy efficient environment; and

WHEREAS, The Kenney Administration has made energy efficiency a key part in its approach in developing Philadelphia through its "Greenworks" initiative...

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