Anchorage Seeks Public Input on Draft Climate Action Plan: Anchorage released its draft Climate Action Plan for public comment that includes strategies to meet their GHG emissions reduction goals of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
Bloomington Reports on Progress Towards Sustainability Goals: Bloomington published its first Annual Sustainability Progress Report highlighting accomplishments from 2018 in building and renewable energy, transportation, water, waste reduction, local food and agriculture, and ecosystem health.
Fayetteville Breaks Ground on Solar+Storage Project: Fayetteville and its partners broke ground on a 10 MW solar project with battery storage that will power more than half its municipal operations and save approximately $6 million over 20 years.
Santa Monica Releases Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for Public Comment: Santa Monica is seeking public comment on their draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, which establishes an interim goal of reducing emissions 80% by 2030 and a framework to meet climate action and adaptation goals.
Sunnyvale Updates Climate Action Strategies: Sunnyvale released its draft Climate Action Playbook, an update to their Climate Action Plan that includes identification of climate action opportunities, targets, and specific actions, for public comment.
Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners' (CUSP) Network Cities Awarded $183 Million of Federal Funding for Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3): Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax were awarded $183 million CAD to establish and endow low-carbon innovation centers with community partners and an additional $167M in the federal budget will support the scaling of demonstration projects de-risked in these LC3 centers. A CUSP-led workshop of municipalities and partners from these cities, funded through a USDN Peer Learning Exchange grant, was foundational to the proposal's development.