New Denver, BC is 11th community in Canada committed to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050

On Tuesday, the Village of New Denver passed a resolution at Council to reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2050. It was so exciting to see the Mayor and Council commit to 100% renewable energy, making New Denver the eleventh municipality in Canada and the fifth in the West Kootenays to be energy leaders. They join the City of Rossland – who just signed-on to 100% renewable energy earlier in the week…

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Rossland is the 10th city in Canada to say yes to 100% renewable energy

Something really exciting happened last night. The City of Rossland passed a resolution that aims to transition the community to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050. This makes Rossland the 10th municipality in Canada, and the fourth in the West Kootenays alongside the Village of Slocan, the City of Nelson, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay to be a bold leader. I grew up in Guelph, Ontario…

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What does 100% renewable mean in the Kootenays?

  We need the Kootenays to phase-out fossil fuels and be on 100% renewable energy in all sectors no later than 2050 in order to do our fair share to prevent the worst climate impacts of carbon pollution, like drought, floods, and other extreme weather events.   This transition must also support low-income people, provide justice and reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples, and retrain…

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Renewable Energy in Canada

How is Canada Ranking in Clean Energy? A report released by Clean Energy Canada in February 2016 shows Canada as currently being in eighth place globally for green energy. Investment in green energy dropped 46% in 2015: US$4.0 Billion from 2014’s US$7.4 Billion. Renewable energy currently provides about 18.9% of Canada’s energy supply. Energy sources, from largest to smallest, are…

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