RMI – Utilizing the Local Energy Action Framework (LEAF) to Create an Integrated Sustainability Plan & Identify Projects for Federal Funding
The funding coming available through IRA and IIJA will be instrumental in helping cities meet clean electricity goals, but the number of opportunities may be overwhelming, and cities don’t know where to start or what projects and funding streams are most relevant. Enter the Local Energy Action Framework. Over the past year the City Renewables Accelerator team, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has worked with six U.S. cities & counties to create a model that demonstrates how different energy actions influence and interact with each other & provides a more integrated picture of the set of solutions that cities can use to meet their municipal energy goals. Some questions that we will answer during this webinar:
- • Which sector or facility should municipalities prioritize in decarbonization efforts?
- • Which energy action is the most impactful and should be focused on first?
- • How will energy actions impact daily load curves and how can we mitigate the impacts by smartly implementing demand flexibility strategies?
- • What are some federal funding opportunities that can support our energy action priorities?
During the webinar we will walk you through the steps of the framework and highlight specific insights & trends from our 6 cities that could be helpful in your own climate action planning & identifying energy projects for federal funding opportunities. We will also be joined by a panel of city cohort members who will share their lessons learned and how they are utilizing the insights in their day-to-day work.