Rolling brownouts and sky-rocketing energy prices are a major public concern. As energy users and as preservers of the public's health and safety, local governments confront a range of energy-related problems. Should we tap our landfill for methane? When should we replace our buildings' outdated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems? Should we consider alternative fuel vehicles?
This report suggests a wide range of strategies for modernizing local government energy systems. It demonstrates how local governments can use renewable energy (solar, wind, small hydro, bioenergy, and geothermal power), addresses program development, and outlines ways to get citizens to support municipal energy projects.
Also includes numerous case examples from around the country and a list of resource organizations.