DC, July 12, 2011
Arlington County's "Community Energy Plan"
Arlington County's "Community Energy Plan" is a strategic planning effort to ensure economic competitiveness and energy supply security while reinforcing the county's environmental commitment. Through this process Arlington will transform the way it generates, distributes, stores, and uses energy.
A nationally recognized leader in climate action, Arlington County is working to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from government operations through the Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) program. The county has broadened that effort into the community to chart a course toward a healthy, viable, sustainable Arlington for generations to come.
The plan aims to sharply reduce energy use in Arlington, including an ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70 percent by 2050.
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About the Speaker
Richard Dooley is a community energy coordinator with Arlington County's Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management. He ensures that all stakeholders' voices are heard when it comes to shaping Arlington County's energy future. He continues to coordinate the project's consulting team, county staff, task force members, and other community members in his work on the Community Energy Plan. Dooley appreciates the opportunity to have a job that allows him to work on projects that impact the community in which he lives. He formerly worked as Green Building and Land Specialist for the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. Dooley attended Indiana University.