Community Energy Plan (CEP)
Arlington’s award-winning Community Energy Plan (CEP) is a long-term vision for transforming how we generate, use, and distribute energy. Residents and businesses can expect a variety of benefits as we work to realize this long-term plan:
- Reducing energy costs that will save residents and businesses money
- Generating energy locally with the use of renewawbles and other technologies
- Reaching our goal of a 75% lower carbon footprint by 2050.
Georgetown University Energy Prize
Arlington County is a semi-finalist in Georgetown University Energy Prize. We’re competing against communities across the country to save the most energy and take home the five million dollar prize.
Leading By Example
Arlington County believes in “leading by example” when it comes to saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012 we exceeded our goal of reducing government-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, using 2000 as a baseline.
Now we’re committed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge to reduce municipal energy intensity by 20 percent by 2022. Stay tuned to learn about our progress.