Economics and energy sustainability are key goals both for City government and for many Oakland residents. According to reports by the nonprofit SustainLane (website not working as of 11/12), Oakland ranked as one of the most sustainable cities in the country in 2007 1,2.

Check out the City's site describing its sustainability activities:

Here is a detailed description of the City's Energy and Climate Action Plan:

OW pages related to sustainability



  1. SustainLane 2007 city rankings:
  2. More on SustainLane's methodology: