We’ve released our report on energy and infrastructure in West Kootenay Communities. Our West Kootenay Community Energy & Infrastructure Report outlines local communities’ residential carbon pollution, and steps each community has taken to transition off fossil fuels and onto renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.

We know that our communities want to move towards renewable energy. This report will be a tool for communities to look at where they are at with energy efficiency and renewable energy and help establish a baseline to measure progress moving forwards. Check out how your community is doing on carbon pollution and green energy solutions.

Where communities have an existing renewable energy or energy efficiency project, the report highlights this project and its accomplishments. For example, the electric vehicle charging stations in Rossland and Creston, Nelson’s community solar garden, and the Anoxic Zone in Castlegar’s sewer treatment plant are showcased in the report. The report also highlights Vancouver, BC and Oxford County, ON. These are the two Canadian municipalities that have already committed to 100% renewable energy at the community level in heating and cooling, transportation, and electricity, and have developed strategies to start transitioning to reach this energy goal.

This report will feed into EcoSociety’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Conference Sept 7-9 in Castlegar. While the workshops and keynote speakers are being confirmed, the public is invited to register today to secure their limited spot for the Sept 9 Public Forum.