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Clean Energy and Your Comprehensive Plan with NYSERDA
April 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Clean Energy and Your Comprehensive Plan course provides an introduction to best practices and strategies for incorporating clean energy goals and objectives into a new or updated municipal comprehensive plan. The course is primarily intended for municipal staff including local board members (such as Planning, Zoning, and local legislative boards), committee members (such as Comprehensive Plan or Sustainability committees), and planning and building staff. Information presented in the course ranges from introductory planning and clean energy basics to detailed comprehensive planning strategies.
This course begins with an introduction to New York’s clean energy landscape, including policies, programs, and technologies shaping the development of renewables throughout the State. It then introduces the role of comprehensive planning and its relationship to local zoning and land use regulations. The remainder of the course focuses on processes and strategies for incorporating clean energy goals and objectives into a balanced, customized comprehensive plan, which is intended to be forward-looking and reflective of the priorities of the local community.