PCP is based on the CCP Campaign of a five milestone framework used to guide municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The five milestone process is a performance-based model which remains flexible; milestones do not need to be completed in sequential order. Each milestone provides an opportunity for municipal capacity building.
This primer is designed to help municipalities understand how they can work within the current regulatory framework to plan their communities’ energy future. This will require getting the right groups around the table and figuring out how to share information in a timely and efficient manner among stakeholders in order to be effective.
This guide describes the purpose and content of a community energy and emissions plan, its benefits, and how to go about creating one.