William Shakespeare famously said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Apparently, the City of Fort Collins believes rebranding its Climate Action Plan (CAP) will convince residents to support it. Recently staff provided an update regarding efforts to move from the planning stage to implementation. The goal of the plan is to… Continue reading Fort Collins: A Rose by Any Other Name?
The City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting the 2015 Climate Action Plan (CAP), which will increase the City's goals for reducing greenhouse emissions in the coming years with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. The framework for the CAP calls for reducing carbon dioxide emissions communitywide by 20 percent compared to 2005… Continue reading Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Approved
President Obama issued Executive Order 13690, “The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard” (FFRMS) at the end of January. The new federal flood risk standard requires all future federal investments in and affecting floodplains to meet the level of resilience as established by the Standard. The Standard was issued to further the Climate Action Plan; flood… Continue reading President Issues Order on Flood Risk Standards
Members of FCBR’s Government Affairs Committee were surprised by some of the possible strategies that could be included in the 2014 policy update to the Climate Action Plan. The plan was first adopted in 1999. Its goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. According to analysis nearly… Continue reading Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Could Affect Real Estate
Boulder’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax will expire in March and the City Council wants to ask the voters to extend it this November. However, the Council is worried about the impact of a Boulder County sustainability tax measure on the same ballot. The CAP tax raises roughly $1.8 million a year for energy efficiency… Continue reading City of Boulder Considers Extension of CAP Tax