Progress continues on a City Council goal to be an environmentally sustainable community, including reducing the City’s contribution of greenhouse gasses into the environment and its impact on climate change. In 2018, the City adopted the Hood River County Energy Plan, a blueprint to improve the community’s resilience and increase energy independence and economic benefits related to energy use in the county.
The city’s prior, on-going and planned energy saving actions or projects include:
• changing City streetlights from incandescent bulbs to LED
• providing permanent funding for a portion of the Hood River County Energy Coordinator position
• exploring hydro-electric power generation in the City’s waterline
• purchasing first-generation hybrid-electric police interceptors
• installing solar panels on the Hood River Fire Station, Public Works building, Waterfront Park restrooms, and authorizing the installation of solar panels next to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2020
To learn more about the City of Hood River’s commitments to address the global climate crisis, visit the full informational sheet.