Energy & Climate
To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions citywide 80% by 2050 through energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy initiatives, and plan for resiliency and adaptation.
Programs & Policies:
Municipal Climate Action Plan
The city met and in fact exceeded its Municipal Climate Action Plan goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations 17% by 2017.
South Portland Climate Action & Adaptation Plan
South Portland is partnering with Portland to develop a regional vision for reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 and making our cities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The city will then develop a Climate Action & Adaptation Plan with clear actions that can move us toward this vision.
Landfill Solar Project
In October 2017, South Portland built Maine's largest municipal solar array on the city's capped landfill. The array is expected to produce 12% of municipal electricity needs.
The Energy & Water Use Performance Benchmarking Ordinance adopted by City Council in January 2017 is a significant step towards incorporating sustainable development into the growth of Mill Creek.
Casco Bay Heat Pump Challenge
South Portland's Heat Pump Challenge Event was a huge success with more than 100 people signed up to get a discounted quote on installing a heat pump in their home.
Greater Portland Energy Expo