Clean Energy Planning

As Northampton moves forward, a number of city plans, ordinances, and initiatives, such as the Sustainable Northampton Master Plan, the Northampton Climate Protection Inventory, the Northampton Transportation Plan, the forming of a new Energy and Sustainability Commission, and the hiring of an Energy and Sustainability Officer all support the city's efforts to:
  • Increase use of renewable energy
  • Upgrade to highly efficient city buildings
  • Expand bike and pedestrian pathways
  • Improve traffic flow
  • Eliminate idling of diesel vehicles
  • Continue a steady reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increase community energy-literacy
  • Support private-sector energy upgrade efforts