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Nova Scotia Municipal Energy Learning

Working Group

Launched in 2016, QUEST Canada’s Nova Scotia Municipal Energy Learning Group (MELG) is a resource for municipalities engaged in community energy planning, partnership-building and Smart Energy projects. It is a forum where participants can share their experiences and lessons learned and best practices. MELG participants are leaders in achieving provincial greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and building Smart Energy Communities. Participation in meetings is open to all communities in Nova Scotia along with QUEST Canada Supporters.



This Working Group aims to be the source for the ideas and relationships that will drive the future of smart and net-zero energy communities in Nova Scotia by:


Identifying and overcoming gaps in knowledge and capacity to help municipalities reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.


Facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge transfer of best and promising practices sessions.


Sharing the findings and learnings of the Working Group with interested municipalities and community energy partners.

Nova Scotia’s energy system is undergoing a rapid transition and the Smart Energy space will be one to watch. With recent announcements introducing a spate of new policies, projects, and programs, the framework in which Smart Energy Communities operate is set to change dramatically. 

Communities account for 58 per cent of energy use and 54 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Atlantic Canada. In order for Nova Scotia to meet its greenhouse gas and energy objectives, continued coordinated action at the municipal level is essential.




Upcoming Meetings

Visit our events calendar and sign up for national and regional newsletters for 2022 Working Group meeting dates.

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To Join

To learn more about joining the Nova Scotia Municipal Energy Learning group, email us today!


The Nova Scotia Buildings Working Group is made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia.