The Energy Commission, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm, is a group of residents, including youth, charged with:
- Advising City Council on energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs.
- Creating periodic public reports for improving municipal and community energy efficiency and renewable energy usage.
- Preparing, adopting, amending, and recommending plans to City Council that identify municipal and community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
- Researching, designing, and supporting community education programs.
- Identifying and making recommendations regarding energy project financing options.
More info about the Energy Commission:
1. To join the commission you do not have to be a resident of Ann Arbor. All those interested please feel free to apply here. You're also invited to work on a working group or project team.
2. The difference between the Energy and the Environmental Commissions: the Energy Commission focuses on energy-related work versus the Environmental Commission whose focus is more on waste and natural features such as trees and rivers.
3. The working groups are: transportation electrification, buildings and the built environment, renewable energy, and community outreach.