Teton County, WY 10 x 10 Energy Efficiency Initiative

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Teton County, WY, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/2/07

Source File: http://10x10.pbwiki.com/f/07-10+ten+by+ten.pdf


A joint Town of Jackson – Teton County, Wyoming resolution committing to 10% energy reduction by 2010

WHEREAS, on behalf of the citizens of Teton County the Mayor and Town Council of Jackson and the Board of County Commissioners for Teton County have committed to energy resource reduction by the signing of the US Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement, the County’s Climate Change Resolution, the signing of a Global Warming Resolution, the signing of a Joint Memorandum of Understanding to form a Joint Energy Efficiency Advisory Board, as well as dedicating partial staff time to the effort; and

WHEREAS, these two government agencies representing all of Teton County citizens have joined the Local Government for Sustainability program (ICLEI) and in doing so are encouraged to set energy reduction goals specific to this community; and

WHEREAS, because they have the ability to do so, the Town and County have chosen to go beyond the reduction goal set in the US Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement which was 7% off of 1990 baseline by 2012; and

WHEREAS, local leaders believe setting an aggressive goal is important because they recognize the “power of place” in which we live and their responsibility towards environmental stewardship in the Tetons; they are committed to energy independence from foreign oil sources; they recognize that “the least expensive kilowatt hour is the one we don’t use;” and because it is fiscally prudent to save the taxpayers of Teton County money whenever possible; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners for Teton County and the Mayor and Town Council of Jackson recognizing these stated documents and initiatives set their goal:

Reducing electricity and fossil fuel consumption 10 percent each by 2010;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this specifically targets 10% reduction in electricity use and 10% reduction in fossil fuel use by December 31, 2010, and additionally places great emphasis on recycling and reducing purchasing whenever possible specific to Town and County organizational operations.