On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Philadelphia Energy Authority released our Energy Campaign Progress Report. The report details our progress and path toward creating 10,000 jobs from local investment in energy efficiency and clean energy.
The Energy Campaign Progress Report is a formal update on the campaign’s progress in leveraging public and private investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects in four key sectors: City buildings, K-12 schools, low and moderate income residential housing, and small businesses. The four main goals of the campaign are to create jobs, cut energy costs, strengthen communities, and reduce air and water pollution. We launched this initiative with Council President Clarke’s leadership in February 2016, with support from Mayor Kenney, PECO, PGW, SEIU, PFT and many others. The Campaign is a bold, neighborhood-driven plan to invest $1 billion in energy efficiency and clean energy over the next 10 years, leveraging both public and private dollars.
PEA began implementation of the Campaign with an initial 6-month planning period and the Energy Campaign Progress Report shares the results of that work, as well as identifies the path forward in each category. We are now in pilot phase for multiple programs, and will work on modeling and testing those programs over the course of the next year. Once we have established effective models, we will focus on scaling up the programs to achieve our longer-term goals. We are creating scalable pilots to develop program models that work, bringing on key partners, and then will implement initiatives in each sector at scale to create real, lasting impact for Philadelphia and its citizens.
Read the Energy Campaign Progress Report.