Climate change poses a threat to our planet, especially to coastal communities like East Hampton. In an effort to mitigate the impacts of climate change through reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy consumption, the East Hampton Town Board, in 2014 unanimously adopted a goal to meet 100% of the Town's annual community-wide electricity consumption with renewable energy sources by the year 2020, and furthermore to meet the equivalent of 100% of annual community-wide energy consumption such as electricity, heating, and transportation with renewable energy sources by the year 2030.
East Hampton was the first municipality in the State to adopt such progressive energy sustainability goals. Since 2014 others have set similar goals, including New York State, through its Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in 2019. The CLCPA sets mandates for all sectors of the State’s economy to be carbon neutral by 2050 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy generation.
The Town of East Hampton is committed to advancing its energy sustainability goals through energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Town’s Energy Sustainability Committee has been active in its role of advising the Town Board in striving to meet these energy goals since its formation in 2013.
- Town of East Hampton Accomplishments in Energy Sustainability
- Town of East Hampton Comprehensive Energy Vision (PDF)
- Adopt East Hampton Renewable Energy Goals RES 2014-662 (PDF)
- Final Climate Action Plan October 2015 (PDF)
- Climate Action Plan Resolution RES- 2015-1197 (PDF)
- East Hampton Town Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
- Adopt Town of East Hampton Climate Action Plan into the Town Comprehensive Plan RES-2017-283 (PDF)
- Resolution Endorsing the Declaration of a Climate Emergency Town of East Hampton