Media Release

View Energy Conservation Presentation

Monday, September 15, 2008 1:00 AM

1:35 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Energy Conservation Strategies Commission (ECSC) is drafting a comprehensive report on energy use, its relationship to climate change and local socioeconomic impacts, including actions that can be implemented by the Board of County Commissioners and the community at large. At the September 9, 2008 Board meeting, this interim presentation by ECSC Chair Penny Wheat was provided to the Board with an update on their progress and included an interim presentation of four of the ECSC's recommendation charts.

Background: The Board, at its meeting on December 8, 2006, requested the creation of a citizen commission to be known as the Alachua County Energy Conservation Strategies Commission. Established under the rules of a citizen advisory board, it was tasked with creating a "menu of options" of a short and long term nature for an effective and efficient community wide energy conservation program as well as implementation recommendations.

There are several ways to view Chair Wheat's September 9, 2008, presentation:

The full meeting in which the presentation took place will air at the following times on Cox Channel 12:

  • Tue.   9/09/08 01:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 9/10/08 11:45 p.m.
  • Sat.   9/13/08 12:30 a.m.
  • Sat.   9/13/08 01:45 p.m.
  • Mon. 9/15/08 09:00 a.m.
  • Tue.  9/16/08 08:00 a.m.
  • Sat.   9/20/08 12:30 a.m.

Chair Wheat's ECSC Presentation as an edited, free standing program will air at the following times on Cox Channel 12:  

  • Tue.    9/16/08 09:05 p.m.
  • Wed.  9/17/08 08:00 p.m.
  • Fri.     9/19/08 08:00 a.m.
  • Sat.   9/21/08 10:00 a.m.
  • Sun.   9/21/08 08:00 p.m.
  • Wed.  9/24/08 12:30 a.m.
  • Sat.  9/27/08 12:30 a.m.  

To view the presentation at your convenience on Video on Demand click on the following link:

To view the PowerPoint presentation click on the following link: ECSC presentation.pdf

For more information, contact ECSC Staff Liaison Sean McLendon at 352-264-6800.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).