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27 Nov, 2015 Climate Leadership Team Report released! Province to begin public consultations in January 2016

Climate Leadership Team’s Recommendations Report is now available. This report includes recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining a focus on economic opportunities. Province to begin public consultations in January 2016!

23 Nov, 2015 The Path to “Net-Zero Energy” Buildings in B.C.
The Path to “Net-Zero Energy” Buildings in B.C. describes the environmental and economic case for a deep efficiency pathway, reviews some of the targets and policies adopted in leading jurisdictions, and then articulates ten key policies to get to “net-zero ready”. 


16 Nov, 2015 Seeking nominees for the 2016 Founders’ Award in Bioenergy Excellence

If you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the bioenergy industry and deserves to be recognized as such, submit your nomination to International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition by Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. PST! The Founders’ Award in Bioenergy Excellence will be presented at the 7th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition to acknowledge and celebrate achievement as a champion of the bioenergy sector.

14 Nov, 2015 Whistler to Launch District Energy System Efficiency Study

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will be conducting a study this winter to look at energy efficiency in the District Energy System (DES) in Cheakamus Crossing.

10 Nov, 2015 ACT: Paying For Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

This report identifies and analyzes the applications and suitability of funding sources available to Canadian local governments that can be used to pay for urban climate change adaptation, as well as innovative measures that may be implemented in the future under certain conditions.

06 Nov, 2015 Vancouver Approves 100% Renewable Energy Strategy

City Council approved a new Renewable City Strategy for Vancouver to shift to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050 or sooner.

04 Nov, 2015 Presentations from UBCM 2015 Annual Convention

Presentations from Clinics, Workshops and Other Sessions given at the 2015 UBCM Convention are now available online!

02 Nov, 2015 City of Guelph, Enmax Corporation and Windmill Developments Win QUEST 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards

The Community Energy Builder Awards are presented annually by QUEST to recognize leadership and innovation in advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada.  Awards are presented in three categories that reflect the key implementing sectors of Smart Energy Communities: Local Government, Real Estate Sector, and Utility and Energy Service Providers. Learn more about the winners of 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards!

01 Nov, 2015 A guidebook on climate scenarios (Ouranos Guidebook)

The Guidebook on Climate Scenarios: Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions is a resource for climate change adaptation decision-making and research.

30 Oct, 2015 Congratulations to BC communities selected to receive CELP 2015/16 Funding

The Province has selected 7 projects for the first round of funding under CELP!

30 Oct, 2015 How to build partnerships to help revitalize your brownfield: Learning from Nanaimo's experience

FCM's webinar How to build partnerships to help revitalize your brownfields: Learn from the City of Nanaimo's experience in reviving its downtown and waterfront is now available online!


26 Oct, 2015 Campbell River, Calgary and the Region of Waterloo selected as GTI Pilot Communities!

GTI announces selected GTI pilot communities at the QUEST 2015!

21 Oct, 2015 Report: Community Commitments to Renewable Energy in BC

The Community Commitments to Renewable Energy in BC report provides a snapshot of BC local government commitments to renewable energy projects up to the first quarter of 2015 and suggests funding approaches for overcoming barriers and providing further support.

19 Oct, 2015 Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) Call for Applications 2016/17

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Energy Leadership Program funding for projects undertaken in 2016/2017. Applications are due by December 15, 2015.

17 Oct, 2015 Toolkit Fall 2015 Newsletter is out

Read BC Climate Action Toolkit's Fall 2015 Newsletter!

13 Oct, 2015 Resilient Cities 2015 Report

Read the latest on urban resilience in the Resilient Cities 2015 report!

12 Oct, 2015 Applications are being accepted for 2016 Asset Management Planning

50 matching grants of up to $10,000 are now available to BC local governments for Asset Management Planning. Applications are due by November 13, 2015.

05 Oct, 2015 New Success Story - Saanich's Fuel Efficient Municipal Fleet

Saanich’s Fleet Department achieves 14% reduction in GHG emissions through participating in the E3 Fleet Program and initiating a variety of fleet management strategies.

27 Sep, 2015 Recognizing Local Governments in BC for Their Leadership in Climate Action

Learn about the BC communities that were recognized for their climate action leadership at the 2015 UBCM convention and tradeshow. 

24 Sep, 2015 National Community Energy Plan Implementation Guides

Community Energy Planning: Getting to Implementation in Canada published two National reports in 2015 to provide core information on Community Energy Plans and on policies that support implementation energy plans to achieve energy objectives.