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Accelerating climate action through collaboration

Accelerating Climate Action…through collaboration

Achieving More Together: A regional approach to energy planning and management in the East Kootenays

Community Energy Association

Megan Lohmann, Sr. Community Energy Planner

Building SustainABLE Communities

November 2013


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

www.cbc.ca


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

Megan Lohmann


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

www.tourismkimberley.ca


Commitments

Commitments

  • Climate Action Charter

  • Partners for Climate Protection

  • CEEPs/GHG Plans

  • Adaptation planning

  • CARIP reporting


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

Precedent Setting Collaboration


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

Precedent Setting Collaboration

RDEK Community Energy Manager


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

1. Common Goals and Barriers

Barriers

  • Capacity

  • Funding

  • Expertise/knowledge

  • Prioritization and timelines

Goals

  • Energy and cost savings

  • Carbon neutrality/community reduction targets

  • Resilient communities


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

2. Forum for Collaboration

  • BC Hydro

  • Fortis

  • Local governments

    Demonstration of leadership and innovation


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

3. Demonstrated Efficiency

  • Joint procurement

    • 31 staff engaged in fleet management and in-car driver training

    • Energy assessments at:

      • 5 wastewater treatment plants

      • Over 50 general municipal buildings

      • 11 recreational facilities

  • Local reduction projects/Reporting


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

3. Demonstrated Efficiency

RDEK Energy Manager

  • ~150 homes registered and proceeding with home energy assessments

  • Consistent marketing and outreach

  • Coaching and point-person support


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

4. Trust

  • Between local governments and RDEK

  • Between community and local governments

  • Between RD’s and CEA


Accelerating climate action through collaboration

Collaboration as a way forward

  • Strength in the relationships

  • Shared resources, shared expertise

    Collaboration on green energy requires regional-scale thinking:


Thank you

Thank you!

Community Energy Association

Megan Lohmann, Sr. Community Energy Planner

[email protected]


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