March 1, 2023

Renewable Energy Guide for Local Governments in British Columbia

Publish Date
William A.S. McDowall
Community Energy Association

The guide looks into renewable energy. Renewable energy includes sources of energy that are neither derived from fossil fuels (such as coal, oil, natural gas and propane) nor from nuclear power. Renewable energy also includes the recovery of waste heat that would otherwise be lost, even if that heat is produced by non-renewable energy sources.

This guide does not address energy efficiency, which can often provide cost-effective emissions reductions and savings. Renewable energy should be considered alongside other energy initiatives, including energy efficiency, sustainable transportation and sustainable community planning.


  • climate solutions
  • community planning
  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Generation