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Meet the Clean Energy Planning Team
Lansdowne aims to be a clean energy town, as witnessed by last year’s Borough Council resolution to have 100% of the electricity used for municipal, residential and business purposes come from renewable sources by 2035. Very little of the electricity from PECO comes this way, and two thirds of PECO’s residential customers in the region use their default mix, so we have a long way to go.
It may seem like 15 years is plenty of time to achieve the goal, but Lansdowne’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) recognizes that a really good plan is critical and that the foundation of any plan should be feedback, guidance and support from residents, business owners, elected officials and Borough staff. We all need to work together on this exciting goal and this takes planning.
First stage is formation of a Clean Energy Planning Team, which now has three members (EAC Chair Carol Martsolf, Dale Harris and Dana Robinson). We anticipate that Borough Council will approve a somewhat larger team and we would welcome hearing from potential volunteers (EACLansdowne@gmail.com).
The Clean Energy Planning Team is in the middle of a training program on energy literacy and clean energy planning. The training lays out a number of questions to address up front:
The EAC is also surveying residents and business owners on the environmental initiatives they would like to see in our community. The survey includes a wide range of topics from composting and hiking trails to electric vehicles and solar panels. Thanks to those who have participated! If you haven’t, the survey takes less than 5 minutes, and can be accessed here: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C5C9LZB)