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Advanced And Renewable Energy

In tandem with energy efficiency, advanced and renewable energy is vital to the revitalization of Cleveland’s economy. The City is becoming a leader in advanced energy generation by collaborating with public, private, and institutional leaders to develop wind, solar, municipal solid waste-to-energy and co-generation capabilities.

For the Sustainable Cleveland initiative, 2013 is also Celebration Year for Advanced and Renewable Energy in Northeast Ohio. Clevelanders are invited to get involved all year long as jobs are created through the development of clean energy sources.

This video, which premiered at Sustainable Cleveland's 2012 Annual Summit, illustrates that Advanced and Renewable Energy works in Northeast Ohio.  Technologies highlighted include geothermal heat pumps, solar energy, offshore and onshore wind energy, solar thermal hot water, electrical vehicles, and anaerobic digesters.

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Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard
In June 2008, the City of Cleveland adopted a citywide Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS). The standard ensures that 15% of Cleveland Public Power’s energy comes from advanced or renewable sources by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 25% by 2025. The City also actively lobbied for the statewide AEPS that was passed in 2008.

Wind Energy Regulations
In 2009, The City updated the zoning code regulations to ensure that wind energy facilities are developed and maintained to maximize utilization of Cleveland’s wind energy resources while protecting public health, safety and welfare.

Office of Sustainability
Jenita McGowan, Chief
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 227
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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The Office of Sustainability leverages Cleveland's wealth of assets by collaborating with the community to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of its citizens. To lead by example, the Office develops and implements policies and practices with City departments to embrace a culture of sustainability.

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