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  • Monday, December 10, 2018
  • ACEP Helps with the Municipality of Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan

ACEP faculty member Erin Whitney is wrapping up involvement in the drafting of a detailed Climate Action Plan for the Municipality of Anchorage. Whitney chairs the buildings and energy working group, along with Shaina Kilcoyne, the municipality’s sustainability manager. Other working groups are addressing land use and transportation, food systems, health and emergency preparedness, consumption and solid waste, urban forests and watersheds, and outreach and education.
Together with their buildings and energy working group members, Whitney and Kilcoyne have participated in multiple technical work sessions this fall and solicited input and review from community members, students and fellow researchers. The buildings and energy group’s recommendations center on fossil fuel use reduction, energy efficiency, increased distributed generation, a robust municipal administrative structure to implement measures, and financial incentives. More information on the final report and overall project can be obtained from project lead and University of Alaska Anchorage faculty member Micah Hahn at