Regional goals reflect commitments made at the regional level toward specific quantitative outcomes. Some are the result of requirements set by federal agencies, the legislature, or by state or regional groups. Others are voluntary agreed-upon commitments that help push the region towards a better quality of life.
Demonstrate increase in petroleum reduction by local fleets by 15% year-over-year.
The national Clean Cities program, part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has an overall goal of saving 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum per year by 2020. In order to meet this goal, DOE has tasked each local coalition with decreasing their petroleum consumption by 15 percent annually. Clean Cities was created out of the Energy Policy Act to provide technical, informational, and financial resources to fleets that adopt alternative fuels and vehicles.
Achieve a voluntary goal of 140 gallons per capita daily (gpcd) for municipal water use.
Region C's Water Conservation Implementation Task Force suggests a voluntary goal of 140 gallons per capita daily (gpcd) as a threshold for conservation measures in the 2016 Region C Water Plan. According to 2012 Water for Texas State Water Plan, Region C will be responsible for 44 percent of the recommended municipal water conservation in the state by 2060. The Region C Water Planning Group continues to place strong emphasis on water conservation and reuse as a means of meeting projected water demands in the region.
Reduce electric consumption by at least 5% each year for 10 years, applicable only to ozone non-attainment and near non-attainment counties.
Senate Bill 898 mandates energy efficiency programs in political subdivisions, institutions of higher education, and state agency facilities located in non-attainment or near non-attainment counties in Texas. The mandate is located in the Texas Health and Safety Code Section 388.005. Each political subdivision, institution of higher education, or state agency in affected counties shall:
Reduce energy and water intensity of buildings by 20 percent.
The City of Fort Worth has committed to the Better Buildings Challenge, setting a goal of a 20 percent reduction in both energy and water intensity of buildings over ten years. The City pledged 20 million square feet to energy intensity reduction goals and 5.7 million square feet to water intensity reduction.