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Accelerating implementation in renewable energy: what role for the Municipality? AIRE series Part 2
October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDTFree
This presentation will discuss the (changing) role of the municipality in energy supply planning and system implementation.
First, a critical reflection on the logic through which it is expected that a stronger role for local governments will result in improved outcomes in renewable energy implementation. Simply stated, the logic rests on ideas about achieving institutional fit through decentralization and increasing institutional capacity through collaboration.
From there, the second part of the presentation provides a typology of the various roles municipalities can play in helping to accelerate implementation of renewable energy.
Finally, the preliminary results of a survey of implementation in three Canadian provinces will be shared, to identify examples of these various roles and to highlight innovative mechanisms and collaborations.
Presented in partnership with the Community Energy Knowledge Action Partnership (CEKAP) and the University of Guelph.
Accelerating Implementation of Renewable Energy 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