After reducing energy use, local governments can reduce emissions further by switching to renewable energy sources and fuels

Before seeking alternate energy sources and renewable fuels, it makes sense to first reduce energy usage overall. Be sure to review the other sections to learn more about reducing energy use through buildings and fleet management, land use and transportation, and water and wastewater infrastructure for opportunities to reduce energy use before exploring solutions in energy.

Success stories

Nanaimo's Drinking Water Support System (image courtesy of City of Nanaimo)
November 20, 2018
The City of Nanaimo implements a unique water energy harvesting system to offset GHG emissions.
SunMine trackers nearly vertical to track sun low on horizon in Winter (image courtesy of City of Kimberley)
November 13, 2018
SunMine is the first solar project in the province to sell power directly to the grid through BC Hydro’s Net Metering program. The project h...