Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor has released Climate Action Recommendations that he will advocate for the County to pursue in the coming years. The recommendations can be found here. They cover areas including increasing the share of electric vehicles (EVs) in the County’s fleet; better connecting residents, small businesses and municipalities with support for energy efficiency improvements; improving land use and purchasing policies; and more transparently tracking County energy usage and sustainability efforts.
“While the County has made strides in recent years, our region needs a long-term plan with measurable goals. By holding ourselves accountable, we can more clearly celebrate our successes and ensure our sustainability efforts are transparent,” O’Connor wrote in an introductory statement. “My hope is for the County to go above and beyond these recommendations as our region combines fiscal and environmental sustainability.”
O’Connor thanked PennEnvironment and the Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) for their support and guidance on this project.