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Date Summary
14 May, 2020 Apply for the Community Energy Association's Climate and Energy Action Awards
Is your community increasing the use of public transit, active transportation or electric vehicles? Have you completed retrofits on community facilities, explored renewable energy projects or supported green waste recycling? Are you fostering energy efficient new buildings and neighbourhoods? Are you advancing climate resilience and adaptation initiatives?
Receive recognition for your work by applying for a Climate and Energy Action Award. 
07 May, 2020 Report: Reducing urban heat islands to protect health in Canada
04 May, 2020 City Of Prince George Expands Downtown System to Increase Access to Renewable Energy
The City of Prince George will be initiating construction at two sites downtown later this week to add connections to the Downtown Renewable Energy System. The work will occur at 6th/7th and George and on Quebec Street between 6th and 7th in order to provide heat both for the new parkade and the future new downtown pool. The areas will be closed to traffic, but remain open for pedestrian access to businesses.
30 Apr, 2020
29 Apr, 2020 FCM's Community Efficiency Financing

Plan, implement and scale up innovative financing models for residential energy projects

21 Apr, 2020 COVID-19 resources for municipalities
The COVID-19 outbreak is an urgent challenge to public health in cities and communities across Canada. FCM is committed to supporting member municipalities with information and resources to help keep Canadians safe.
15 Apr, 2020 Guide: Quantifying greenhouse gas reductions at the project level

Learn to calculate emissions and energy reductions from climate change and energy efficiency projects

14 Apr, 2020 Clean energy pilot project aims to clear air through low carbon options for retrofits
A new low carbon technology project for the Kootenays is proposed to begin this year.
08 Apr, 2020
07 Apr, 2020 Toolkit: Create green development standards for your community
01 Apr, 2020 Community efficiency financing: New and existing residential energy financing programs

Call for applications: Capitalize new and existing community efficiency financing programs

23 Mar, 2020 Climate Action in Small Communities Webinar

Implementing innovative, meaningful climate actions can feel challenging in municiplaities, especially small ones. Despite this, small communities across Canada are launching innovative projects and transitioning towards a carbon neutral future.

20 Mar, 2020 B.C. communities benefit from flood mitigation investments
Local and regional governments in 18 communities have been approved to receive their share of more than $12 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support structural flood mitigation projects.
The intent is to support eligible applicants to prevent, eliminate or reduce hazards through structural flood mitigation projects.
10 Mar, 2020 Report: Nature helps communities manage flooding
The latest research from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) finds that natural assets like wetlands, forests and ponds help communities in Canada better manage flood risk, while providing a range of other ecosystem benefits, and at savings ranging from $0.2 to $414 million.
28 Feb, 2020 Burnaby Charges Ahead on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
The City of Burnaby is making it easier for residents with electric vehicles to stay “charged up,” unveiling 14 electric vehicle charging stalls at six locations across the community, with more to come.
25 Feb, 2020 Introducing the Smart Energy Communities Benchmark
Today QUEST and Pollution Probe launched the Smart Energy Communities Benchmark. The Benchmark measures where a community stands relative to Canadian best practices on ten indicators that, taken together, constitute the core characteristics of a Smart Energy Community.
11 Feb, 2020 Renewed team will help B.C. build on first year of climate action
A renewed provincial council will advise government and track progress on CleanBC initiatives to reduce pollution and create new opportunities for people around the province.
Members of the Climate Solutions Council were announced by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, at GLOBE 2020 – a sustainable business and innovation summit focused on climate action.
06 Feb, 2020 New program helps keep organic waste out of landfills
People in communities throughout British Columbia will soon benefit from expanded composting facilities that will reduce the amount of organic material sent to B.C. landfills, create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
29 Jan, 2020 Saanich releases climate plan, outlines actions to fight climate change
Through the Climate Plan: 100% Renewable and Resilient Saanich, which was just released and endorsed by Council last night, the District of Saanich is proposing actions to improve our quality of life, protect our community now and in future, and reduce local and global risks associated with a changing climate.
23 Jan, 2020 -44 degrees no problem for City Bioenergy System
Through extremely cold temperatures last week, the City of Prince George's Downtown Renewable Energy System operated at its highest level ever – and may have set a new standard for Canada in the process.