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Local Climate Action Programs

Having state and local governments lead by example on climate action is a key component of mitigating climate change in Pennsylvania and one of the strategies recommended in the Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan.

The Pennsylvania Local Climate Action Program provides free technical and personnel assistance to local governments that want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. In its first four years, LCAP has trained 64 cities, townships, boroughs, counties, and regional organizations, representing approximately 440 municipalities across the commonwealth.

The program is run by the DEP Energy Programs Office and funded by the State Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

If you'd like to participate in LCAP or learn more about the program, please contact Chris Nafe at or 717.783.9726.

Shared Energy Manager and CAPstone

The following communities have participated in additional programs offered by DEP such as the Shared Energy Manager and the CAPstone program in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Performance through Excellence and therein started implementing aspects of the climate action plans they completed through the Local Climate Action Program:

Bellefonte Borough, Chester County, Elizabeth Township, Indiana Borough, City of Reading, Abington Township, Ben Avon Borough, Cumberland County, City of Easton, City of Shamokin, Munhall Borough, Jermyn Borough, Middletown Township, City of Lancaster, Sharpsburg Borough, Etna Borough, Millvale Borough , Forest Hills Borough, Centre Region Council of Governments

To participate in Shared Energy Manager, apply here.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Chris Nafe at or 717.783.9726.