In addition to the climate related strategies that are advanced indirectly in other chapters, SGN would like to see investment in community solar, in programs that support carless households, and improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. We also seek to help property owners plant more trees to reduce the “heat-island” effect in our urban environment.
- Support investments that make it easier for people to live without a car, such as pull outs for taxi/car share drop fronting multi-family/mixed use buildings.
- Support investments in residential solar and protection for solar access as well as the addition of rooftop solar on large commercial buildings like Fred Meyer.
- Support for a Community Solar initiative that would allow local sponsorship and investment in larger-scale solar energy projects.