Saanich embarks on path to completely renewable energy


Saanich News

Wed, 03/22/2017
Audience members representing a broad coalition of local interests applauded as Saanich council passed a motion Monday night that supports moving the district and community at large towards the goal of 100 per cent renewable energy.
But the public also heard that Saanich is failing to meet its current goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) said to be responsible for climate change.
Council unanimously approved the motion with its various parts after hearing from a wide range of interests in support of a report from the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) that called on council to adopt the goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Speakers included local environmentalists, churches, students and First Nations urging council to adopt the measure and establish a model for other communities to follow.