The trusted independent advisor to local governments on climate and energy
This 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.
Heating Our Communities has been written for local government elected officials and staff interested in encouraging the use of renewable sources of energy for heating in communities.
British Columbia is fortunate to have prodigious clean energy resources. Opportunities likely to be of interest to local governments in British Columbia include:• Small or micro hydroelectric power, including opportunities within municipal water systems• Energy from waste, from anaerobic digestion of organic waste, or gasification• Landfill gas utilization• Woodwaste and other biomass sources• Solar photovoltaic power• Small wind power• Fuel cell generation.
Local governments can bring substantial benefits to their communities by encouraging and supporting the development of renewable energy.
This case study guide is a directory to a wide range of existing, practical, energy-related case studies that
can inspire work toward community energy sustainability
Utilities and Financing has been written for local government elected officials and staff interested in developing renewable energy projects and utilities in their communities