NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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At Javits, room TBD
In the context of increasing poverty rates, the moral and economic urgency of addressing climate change, and demonstrated commitments to energy efficiency by municipalities and utilities, this session proposes a new framework for energy planning in which cities, utilities, and partners work together to meet communities’ unique needs.
Examine the criticisms of NEPA environmental reviews, changes to process, and items that can be improved. Does NEPA kill projects? Does it force good planning? Discuss the controversies surrounding NEPA and its adaptations over the years.