Priorities

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Climate Action Plan
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In 2012, the City hired a CAP Coordinator to assist the City with prioritizing and implementing CAP strategies through June 2015.

Priorities

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Residential Solar Incentive Program and PACE
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Goal 1: Establish PACE Financing District and enroll residents and business owners.
 
Goal 2: Develop and implement residential solar incentive program.
 
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Monitor & Evaluate Progress
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Goal: 
Track and monitor all CAP related projects and provide an accurate GHG impact estimate and cost-effectiveness analysis.
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Building Audit & Efficiency Program
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Goal: 
Reduce emissions from the commercial + industrial sector.
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Incentives for Residential Plumbing Fixture Upgrades
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Goal: 
Reduce water consumption.
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Research Additional Grant Funding
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Goal: 
Identify additional grant funding opportunities.
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Increase Wind Energy Generation within City Limits
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Goal: 
Completed preliminary analysis of potential wind development.
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Implement Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Measures
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Goal:  
Reduce reliance on 
conventional automobile travel.
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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Research Study & Demonstration Project
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Goal: Increase amount of renewable energy in Benicia and at City facilities.
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Community Choice Aggregation Feasibility Assessment
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Goal:  Assess feasibility of joining a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) and make recommendation to City Council.
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Oversee Implementation of Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready Grant
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Goal:  Conduct vulnerability assessment develop adaptation plan to prepare community for potential climate change related impacts. 

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Greening Existing Building Stock
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Goal:  Research potential ordinance requirements and make recommendation to City Council; reduce community-wide energy use. 

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Traffic Signal and Stop Sign Optimization
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Goal:  Identify ways to improve the flow of traffic and reduce transportation related emissions.

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Promote City's Sustainability Efforts
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Goal:  Promote the City's sustainability efforts and increase awareness of how behavior change can help the City meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.