Council has long recognized the importance of energy issues in all levels of planning. In order to facilitate energy planning, Council has developed an advisory report, Energy Planning in the Twenty-First Century: A Guide for Florida Communities. The document includes major sections dealing with coordinated energy planning, energy efficiency and conservation, greater use of solar and other clear alternative energy resources, sustainable communities, energy-efficient buildings, and energy efficient transportation systems.
The energy-planning guide includes a comprehensive set of energy-related goals, strategies, and policies. Many of the policies are appropriate for inclusion in local government comprehensive plans. The document also contains a variety of other energy-related information. Use of this document should enhance awareness of energy issues and lead to a cleaner environment, more sustainable communities, and a higher quality of life.
Florida Energy Resiliency Report
The Florida Energy Resiliency Report is the result of joint participation by all eleven regional planning councils in the state. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council funding for the project. Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council contracted with Council and other regional planning councils to assist with the analysis and data collection in their respective planning areas. The regional planning councils worked together in association with EDA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Florida Office of Energy to identify strategies to diversify Florida’s energy future and reduce reliance on foreign energy sources.
The executive summary, full report, and other related documents may be obtained at the following links:
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Heidt, AICP
Economic Development and Intergovernmental Programs Director
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue, Stuart, Florida 34994