Community Energy and Emission Planning Research Summary
Community Energy and Emission Planning is a relatively recent activity by local governments in Canada, with most known plans having been initiated since 2008. The Community Energy Association (CEA) took the initiative to analyze and compare a significant proportion (30) of the Community Energy and Emissions Plans (CEEPs) that have been completed in Canada; using this information to better understand the critical attributes of these plans, and to inform policies and actions being contemplated by current and future CEEP processes and help ensure their successful implementation.
The project was conducted in two phases:
Phase 1 - A review of 30 CEEPs representing a broad range of communities across Canada, and in both official languages. The CEEPs reviewed include plans for urban, rural, First Nations, cities, towns and villages. The age of the CEEPs reviewed is biased towards the most recent, 50% were completed since 2009, but the range extends back to 2004.
Phase 2 - Interviews with as many of the 30 communities as possible were conducted. Ultimatelykey representatives from 23 of these communities were interviewed with 18 questions, ininterviews that were sometimes over an hour long.
The CEEP Research Summary is available for download from CEA's website.