Climate Change & Energy

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NEW! City of Alexandria Seeks Public Input by July 24, 2020 on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Readiness Strategy

The City of Alexandria launches a process to develop an Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Readiness Strategy that will provide a roadmap for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure needs of City residents, workforce members and visitors. The City is seeking public input from members of the Alexandria community and interested stakeholders to help identify areas of Alexandria where publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure may be of interest to locate. The Alexandria community’s input is necessary to evaluate projections for electric vehicle charging infrastructure needs and to identify location recommendations for charging infrastructure that is accessible to the public, with integration into a broader regional charging infrastructure network. The Alexandria community and interested stakeholders can provide feedback online by July 24, 2020. 


Alexandria Earns SolSmart Silver designation

The City of Alexandria has earned SolSmart Silver designation from the national designation program recognizing cities, counties, and regional organizations that foster the development of mature local solar markets known as SolSmart. To learn more about the SolSmart program and what else the City is doing to further solar development, see City's renewable energy page.


City of Alexandria Joins the U.S. Department of Energy's Bettering Building Challenge

On October 22, 2019, the Alexandria City Council approved the City of Alexandria to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. The U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge is a national leadership initiative which aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings. By joining as a Partner, the City has made a public pledge to improve the energy intensity of its publicly-owned building portfolio by 25 percent over a fiscal year 2018 baseline by fiscal year 2027. Read the press release and visit the City of Alexandria’s Better Buildings Challenge Partner page .


Alexandria City Council Declares a Climate Emergency

On October 22, 2019, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a climate emergency, recognizing that climate change poses a grave threat to everyone in Alexandria and around the world. For more information about the Climate Emergency Resolution read the City's news release. To learn more ways to reduce your carbon footprint check out the focus areas below!


Office of Energy Management

The City of Alexandria established the Office of Energy Management in 2009 when it hired the City’s first Energy Manager. Energy Management helps to execute the City’s goal of an accountable, effective, & well‐managed government. Energy Management delivers the following services: Utility Acquisition, Management, & Analytics; City Operations Energy Management; City Electrical Infrastructure Management; Energy Assurance and Reliability; Utility Regulatory and Policy Affairs; and Community Energy Management. The Office of Energy Management is also responsible for executing the City’s Climate Change and Energy goals from the Environmental Action Plan. The Office is a creative, entrepreneurial group located within the Department of General Services. To learn more about the Office of Energy Management click here!


Focus Areas


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What Would You Like to Learn More About?

How do I install solar power on my home or business in the City?

How much does the City government contribute to the City’s greenhouse gas emissions?

What is the City doing to reduce energy use?

What can I do to reduce my greenhouse gas emissions?

What can I do to reduce my energy use?

What are the benefits of owning an electric vehicle?




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