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Community Energy Planning:

The Value Proposition

Introduction

This Report describes how Community Energy Plans (CEPs) can:
  • Help achieve environmental and community health goals
  • Recirculate money spent on energy within a community and its region
  • Contribute to achieving local economic development goals
  • Create opportunities for local energy cost savings and job creation
  • Help to mitigate financial risks from future carbon pricing and energy price volatility
  • Contribute to strong and resilient local economies
  • And achieve other broad economic impacts

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