Yuill was asked to join this panel for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to share innovative ways to finance climate change and energy initiatives in municipalities.
The panel was on: Developing and financing actions or strategies to achieve community energy and emission plans (CEEPs); evaluating the economic and employment impacts of a CEEP.
Innovative financing tools have boosted local climate change and energy initiatives in many Canadian municipalities. Using alternatives to traditional mechanisms, these municipalities have found flexible ways to implement programs in a cost-effective and practical manner. In a recent webinar, PCP members heard about the City of Nelson’s EcoSave energy retrofit program that encourages improvements to household energy efficiency. Other examples include the City of Yellowknife and the District of Saanich, and their approaches to establishing capital reserves and carbon funds as a dedicated revenue source for municipal energy initiatives.
Joining Yuill were: Ryan Schmidt, Manager, Energy and Solid Waste, Township of Langley, BC and Gabriella Kalapos, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership
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