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Accelerating implementation of renewable energy: a protocol to guide Municipalities – AIRE series Part 4
décembre 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12h00 MSTGratuit
This presentation will showcase a series of resources – compiled into a ‘protocol’ – that can increase capacity among municipalities to accelerate implementation of renewable energy. Municipal Councils are setting ambitious climate change mitigation targets, in which local renewable energy development figures prominently. To date, municipalities have played a relatively small role in energy supply planning and implementation and, as a result, have relatively little experience or resources upon which to move toward implementation. Our protocol is designed to help fill this capacity gap. It brings together information about best practices from across Canada, combined with novel concepts and techniques in spatial planning and community engagement. The protocol has been developed over a two-year project led by QUEST, and with funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Presented in partnership with the Community Energy Knowledge Action Partnership (CEKAP) and the University of Guelph.
Accélération de la mise en œuvre des énergies renouvelables is a two year project designed to help municipalities reach emission reduction targets by enabling investment of local renewable energy projects and infrastructure.
About the presenters
Associate Professor at the University of Guelph
Kirby is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph where he leads the Community Energy Knowledge-Action Partnership (CEKAP) – a loosely organized network of academic researchers and practitioners working to better understand the opportunities and barriers of community energy plans. He is also co-founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of Our Energy Guelph, a community not-for-profit that is working under a service agreement with the City of Guelph to catalyze the implementation of its community energy initiatives.
Research Associate at the University of Guelph