Planners Energy and Climate Database
The American Planning Association (APA) and the Environmental and
Energy Study Institute (EESI) are pleased to announce the launch of
the Planners Energy and Climate Database, an online tool to help
planners, policymakers, and allied professionals find information
relevant to addressing energy and climate issues at the local,
regional, and state level. The database features more than 150
resources to help communities improve energy efficiency, expand
renewable energy sources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and prepare
for the impacts of climate change. More entries are being added
Users can search information by topic, planning tool, state, region,
community size, or keyword. We invite you to explore the database,
give us your feedback, and suggest resources to add to the database.
We are especially interested in hearing from planning practitioners
regarding examples of local and regional efforts to address energy and
climate issues--including plans, studies, projects, programs,
ordinances, and policies. General resources are also welcome.
Go to the Planners Energy and Climate:
Energy and Climate Report Coming This Fall
A companion report is being planned for release later this fall
through APA's Planning Advisory Service (PAS). The report will
address key challenges and opportunities facing local communities and
provide a practical guide to help planners integrate energy and
climate issues into their work. A recent article published in PAS
Memoprovides a preview of the forthcoming report (read the article
We welcome comments and suggestions regarding specific issues that,
from your experience, are particularly important for planners to
address. Comments may be sent to energy@...
Both the database and the report are part of a joint APA-EESI project
to help planners play a leadership role on energy and climate issues
in their communities and integrate these issues into planning
practice. Funding for this research project has been provided by the
Surdna Foundation, George Gund Foundation, and APA's Environment,
Natural Resources, and Energy Division.
For more information about the project, please visit
www.planning.org/research/energy and www.eesi.org/apa.
To receive future project updates, join the Planners Energy and
Climate Network by emailing your name, affiliation, and contact
information to planning@...
About Environmental and Energy Study Institute
EESI is a national nonprofit that works to advance a cleaner, more
secure and sustainable energy path. EESI was established in 1984 by a
bipartisan group of Congressional environmental and energy leaders to
meet the critical need for rigorous, informed debate, independent
analysis and innovative policy development related to energy and