Fayetteville officials are asking for public input on the first draft of the Energy Action Plan, a project that outlines how the city can operate entirely on renewable energy by 2050.
With a primary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the plan includes four efforts: increasing energy efficiency in new and existing structures, increasing the city’s clean energy supply, reducing emissions from transportation activities and lowering emissions from solid waste directed to the landfill.
City Council members in February voted 7-1 to support the study and development of the plan after a 1,400-person survey showed the majority of participants believe the city should prioritize energy-efficient policies and climate change preparedness.
The plan calls for all city-owned facilities and vehicles to be running on renewable energy by 2030, using sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass. The remainder of the city would follow by 2050.
A public feedback session is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. during the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market on the downtown square.
In addition, residents are encouraged to submit feedback through an online survey.