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Accelerating implementation of renewable energy: a protocol to guide Municipalities – AIRE series Part 4

December 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

Free
Part 4. Accelerating implementation of renewable energy: a protocol to guide Municipalities
Part 4. Accelerating implementation of renewable energy: a protocol to guide Municipalities

Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy Webinar Series

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.

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

Kirby Calvert

Associate Professor at the University of Guelph

Bio

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.

Rebecca Jahns

Research Associate at the University of Guelph

Bio

Rebecca Jahns is a Master’s graduate and current Research Associate from the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph. She has travelled extensively through Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley region for her pilot-study thesis, entitled Participatory Mapping and Community-Informed Spatial Planning of Renewable Energy Projects. She has been delighted to continue similar research in new locations across Canada through the AIRE Project, in partnership with QUEST. She is passionate about environmental protection and the advancement of renewable energy technologies, and hopes that her work will add meaningful insight to both of these research areas.

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Details

Date:
December 9, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
Cost:
Free
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