Resiliency Energy & Sustainability Task Force
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2023 Sustainability Survey

Take our CLIMATE ACTION PLAN SURVEY. We want to hear about your vision for a sustainable future in Los Alamos. The survey closes on October 18, 2023.  For more information on our greenhouse gas baseline study and the development of a climate action plan visit the County's sustainability initiative

LARES Final Plan

Communication Plan

Electricity Supply & Demand Management Subcommittee

Natural Gas Reduction Subcommittee

Planning, Codes & Buildings Subcommittee

Transportation & Mobility Subcommittee

Waste, Consumption, and Natural Resources Subcommittee

Resiliency Energy & Sustainability Task Force Interim Report

Resiliency Energy & Sustainability Task Force Charter

On January 26, 2021, Los Alamos County Council approved the formation of the Los Alamos Resiliency Energy & Sustainability Task Force (LARES) with a 6-1 vote. The purpose of the LARES Task Force is to serve as an advisory body to the County Council for the purpose of recommending ways for the County as a whole, including government, businesses, and residents, to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions and advance other sustainable practices in the face of climate change. This will be a working committee; members will be responsible for collaborating with each other and Los Alamos County stakeholders.  

Charter for Los Alamos Resiliency Energy & Sustainability Committee

Reading Materials/Resources

Achievements and Distractions on the Road to Decarbonization

Batesville, AR: Energy Savings Reap Investments in Teach Pay and Education

Boulder County Environmental Sustainability Plan

Bringing Sustainability to Small Town America

Can Natural Gas Be Part of a Low-Carbon Future_ - Scientific American

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Community Choice Aggregation

Department of Public Utilities  FY-20 Annual Report

DOE’s Clean Cities Coalition

Evergreen Action

FERC Report

GHG Emissions Report 2000 - 2020 by Robert Gibson (DATA SUMMARY)

Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories

Helping US Cities Advance Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

How are US Cities and Counties are Getting Renewable Energy

How six small towns and cities are going green

ICMA and other municipal resources

Los Alamos National Laboratory FY 2021 Site Sustainability Plan

Los Alamos Comprehensive Transit Study

Low-Income Carsharing Report

New Buildings: Operational Emissions

Portland's Climate Action Plan

Project Drawdown

RMI Best Practices for Achieving Zero Over Time 2018

San Diego Climate Action Plan

Santa Fe Public Schools Green - Sustainability 

Santa Fe Sustainability Plan

Seattle Climate Action Plan

The 2030 Challenge

The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard
The Ten Energy Commandments: On Energy and De-Carbonization

The Nature Conservancy

U.S. Climate Action Network

US EPA Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan

Urban Sustainability and Resilience - From Theory to Practice

We Need to “See the Whole Board” to Stop Climate Change | by Jonathan Foley | Feb, 2021 | Dr. Jonathan Foley (

Will Rooftop Solar Drive Up the Cost of Electricity, Particularly for Low Income Households. 

Contact Information

To contact the LARES Task Force, please email: [email protected]