As concerns about the impact of carbon emissions on our planet loom, the Lake County Board is committed to reducing the county’s carbon footprint, and in September 2020 approved a resolution that commits Lake County to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2040. The County is also actively leading several solar energy initiatives designed to increase the availability and use of solar power in the region.
December 2021: Policy to Prohibit Single-Use Plastics in County OperationsThe Lake County Board has approved a policy that will prohibit single-use plastics within many County operations, furthering efforts to promote sustainability and support the environment. Read more
December 2021: New Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) ProgramThe Lake County Board established a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE is an innovative tool that enables commercial property owners the ability to obtain up to 100% long-term, fixed-rate financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, resiliency, water use and electric vehicle charging building improvements. Lake County will be releasing more information in 2022 on how eligible commercial property owners in Lake County can apply for the program.
May 2021: Lake County Designated “SolSmart Gold” for Advancing Solar Energy GrowthLake County earned the highly coveted Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for implementing process improvements that make it faster and easier for homes and businesses in unincorporated Lake County to transition to solar energy. Read more
September 2020: Board Approves Resolution for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas EmissionsThe Lake County Board passed a resolution committing the county to the goal of attaining net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2040. Read more
September 2020: SWALCO Joins U.S. Plastics PactThe Solid Waste Agency of Lake County announced that it joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, which has a goal of ensuring that by 2025, all plastic packaging will be 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable, and to ultimately realize a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste. Read more