ICMA participates in DOE solar energy promotion
The Washington-based International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has received a $5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead a team of local government leaders and stakeholders to accelerate wider adoption of solar energy. ICMA will work on the project along with the Washington-based American Planning Association and the National Association of Regional Councils, as well as industry experts.
The DOE award will help ICMA share best practices with and provide consulting support and assistance to local governments in”overcoming technical barriers to solar energy adoption by sharing resources that have been developed through other DOE-sponsored activities, such as the Solar America Cities program,” according to a DOE release.”Helping communities shift toward solar energy makes sense from an economic and environmental perspective and is in line with ICMA’s mission of improving local government,” said Ron Carlee, ICMA director of strategic domestic initiatives, in a statement.”We are delighted that DOE recognizes ICMA’s capacity to serve as both a catalyst and clearinghouse for local governments as they explore alternative energy sources.”
Read the DOE release.