Community Energy and Emissions Plan
In 2014 the District appointed a citizen working group to develop a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP). The purpose of the CEEP is to address the twin challenges of climate change and energy security in a manner that maximizes opportunity for residents, businesses and institutions. Key science, resource and policy issues make climate change and energy security important to address today and protect future generations.
The process focused on the following areas:
Buildings and Transportation: The principal sectors from which the vast majority of energy is consumed and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated.
Land Use: Land use decisions (e.g. building types, sizes, uses and locations) strongly influence transportation and building energy use and supply opportunities. Land use is also the primary area of responsibility for municipalities.
Local Energy Supply: Energy supply opportunities are typically small in BC, however, with technological change and rising energy prices, there will be more renewable energy opportunities for neighbourhoods and individual buildings and lots.
Solid Waste: Waste management has GHG and energy dimensions and is strongly influenced by local government decision-making.