The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP, "see-klep"), was formed in April of 2008 as a citizens' group to coordinate a local response to the worldwide transition away from fossil fuel-based energy sources. In August 2009, CCLEP received its 501c3 non-profit designation. CCLEP has worked on a variety of energy projects including renewable energy solar installations, wind studies and energy efficiency and energy education programs. A comprehensive Cook County and Grand Marais Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Plan was completed in 2012. See the CCLEP Resume.
The CCLEP board meets once a month with meetings open to the public. If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact CCLEP.