Powering Our Communities: Renewable Energy Guide for Local Governments

Renewable, clean electricity will play a key role in the future of power supplies. Globally, 25% of investment in the power sector is fl owing into renewable energy technologies, and this proportion is growing. Local governments in British Columbia have an important role to play in the transition to a clean, renewable electricity system, and in so doing they can bring signifi cant benefi ts to their communities.

  • Clean Electricity in British Columbia 
  • Renewable Electricity Technologies
  • Opportunities for Local Governments
  • Electricity Module


Lead Author: William A.S. McDowall
Publisher: Community Energy Association
Nov, 2008
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