The Task Force shall be temporary and will expire October 31, 2020 (may be extended 3 months due to COVID-19). The Task Force shall advise the Mayor and Council, conduct research, study best practices within North Carolina cities, counties, and nationally and make recommendations on matters related:
- to adopt a clean energy policy, including a target for 2050;
- to reduce the city’s reliance and use of fossil fuels in fleet and building operations;
- to promote renewable energy and reduce harmful energy-related environmental impacts;
- to create a socially equitable strategy that benefits all residents, especially low income; and
- to provide strategies on how to engage Wilmington residents in support of a clean energy policy.
How Task Force Carries Out Its Charter:
The Task Force shall research and make recommendations concerning the following matters:
- Assess the merits of the city adopting a policy in support of the national initiative supported by the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy by 2050;
- Review the city’s current 2006 and 2009 resolutions endorsing the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and the city’s Sustainability Manager’s reports on greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies and progress;
- Provide a forum to receive public input for policy adoption consideration;
- Study strategies used by other communities to create a Clean Energy Policy and/ or Climate Action Plan; and
- Assess how the North Carolina General Assembly supports currently the installation of renewable energy installations.
- Planning to be comprised of the Task Force Co-Chairs, Sustainability Manager, Deputy City Manager;
- Transportation/fleet operations;
- Building construction/technology;
- Social equity and community-wide adoption; and
- Engagement and legislative.
The Mayor will select and appoint two persons to serve as Task Force Co-Chairs: Natalie English and Ron Sparks
Matthew J. Williams
Natalie H. English
Rev. Reginal Robinson
Robert O' Quinn
Ruth R. Smith
Sean M. Sullivan
Keni D. Rienks
Lindsay P. Lake
Richard D. Groves
Richard F. Smith, III
Andrea A. Bennett
Luke G. Foreman
Paul F. Reinmann
Task Force Liaisons:
Mayor Bill Saffo and Councilmember Kevin Spears
Deputy City Manager Thom Moton, Ex-Officio
Staff and Support:
Dave Ingram, Wilmington Sustainability Manager (also a voting member of Task Force)
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The City of Wilmington has formed the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Clean Energy Task Force to develop a road map for how the City may implement various strategies and policies towards a Clean Energy goal.
This survey is intended to get public perspective on what actions the City should prioritize in pursuing a Clean Energy goal. Please take this short survey to provide your input towards Wilmington’s Clean Energy future.