January 3, 2023

Clean Energy for a Green Economy

Publish Date
Community Energy Association and RuralBC Secretariat
Community Energy Association

Clean Energy for a Green Economy is an introduction guide to the wide range of clean energy strategies and green economy opportunities for rural communities in British Columbia. Rural communities can benefit by leading the development of clean energy and energy efficiency, and the transition to a green economy.

Primary benefits include:

  • improved air quality
  • local economic development through attracting investment, clean energy job
    creation, infrastructure development and keeping energy dollars circulating locally
  • increased local energy reliability, resilience and security.

These projects can result in significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, which support local, provincial and global climate objectives. The report is written written primarily for local governments and band councils, elected officials and staff, to support an active local government and band role in the development of clean energy and a green economy.


  • climate mitigation
  • climate solutions
  • economy
  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Planning