The Napa City Council adopted the City's first Sustainability Plan on July 24, 2012. The Plan was funded by a block grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, and represents input collected from City staff and the community through interviews, a bilingual online survey, and a series of 16 public meetings. There are 95 initiatives in the Sustainability Plan (PDF).
Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance
In 2014, the Napa City Council unanimously passed a single-use carryout bag reduction ordinance that will be phased in over six months, going into full effect on January 1, 2015.
The City authorized membership in MCE's Community Choice Aggregate program. MCE is a public, not-for-profit electricity provider that gives all current PG&E customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplies be derived from renewable resources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, and hydroelectric.
Council members in Napa, American Canyon, Calistoga, St. Helena, and Yountville voted to join MCE to give all electric customers in Napa County the opportunity to purchase more renewable, competitively-priced electricity as an alternative to PG&E’s energy supply. For more information, please visit MCE's website.
Property Assessed Clean Energy
The City of Napa continues to provide more options to property owners for financing eligible renewable and efficiency improvement projects. Eligible improvements vary by provider but can include energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements. The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), Golden State Finance Authority (formerly California Home Finance Authority), and Western Riverside Council of Governments can currently offer their financing products to Napa property owners. In order to foster greater competition and provide more alternatives for property owners seeking financing options City Council may consider approving additional PACE providers in the coming years.