The City Council’s approval of the Climate Emergency Framework on January 11, 2021 set a goal for the City of Petaluma to become carbon neutral by 2030. Major sources of carbon emissions in the City of Petaluma are transportation and existing buildings. Electrification and fuel switch to renewable sources for the transportation and housing sectors would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A citywide electrification plan will identify barriers and propose solutions for electrification of existing Petaluma buildings and infrastructure, including infrastructure upgrades needed to support electrification of buildings and vehicles.
The first milestone, Review Electrification Plans for Other Jurisdictions, is anticipated to be completed by Quarter 2 of FY 2023.