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02 Nov, 2015 City of Guelph, Enmax Corporation and Windmill Developments Win QUEST 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards

The Community Energy Builder Awards are presented annually by QUEST to recognize leadership and innovation in advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada.  Awards are presented in three categories that reflect the key implementing sectors of Smart Energy Communities: Local Government, Real Estate Sector, and Utility and Energy Service Providers. Learn more about the winners of 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards!

01 Nov, 2015 A guidebook on climate scenarios (Ouranos Guidebook)

The Guidebook on Climate Scenarios: Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions is a resource for climate change adaptation decision-making and research.

30 Oct, 2015 Congratulations to BC communities selected to receive CELP 2015/16 Funding

The Province has selected 7 projects for the first round of funding under CELP!

30 Oct, 2015 How to build partnerships to help revitalize your brownfield: Learning from Nanaimo's experience

FCM's webinar How to build partnerships to help revitalize your brownfields: Learn from the City of Nanaimo's experience in reviving its downtown and waterfront is now available online!


26 Oct, 2015 Campbell River, Calgary and the Region of Waterloo selected as GTI Pilot Communities!

GTI announces selected GTI pilot communities at the QUEST 2015!

21 Oct, 2015 Report: Community Commitments to Renewable Energy in BC

The Community Commitments to Renewable Energy in BC report provides a snapshot of BC local government commitments to renewable energy projects up to the first quarter of 2015 and suggests funding approaches for overcoming barriers and providing further support.

19 Oct, 2015 Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) Call for Applications 2016/17

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Energy Leadership Program funding for projects undertaken in 2016/2017. Applications are due by December 15, 2015.

17 Oct, 2015 Toolkit Fall 2015 Newsletter is out

Read BC Climate Action Toolkit's Fall 2015 Newsletter!

13 Oct, 2015 Resilient Cities 2015 Report

Read the latest on urban resilience in the Resilient Cities 2015 report!

12 Oct, 2015 Applications are being accepted for 2016 Asset Management Planning

50 matching grants of up to $10,000 are now available to BC local governments for Asset Management Planning. Applications are due by November 13, 2015.

05 Oct, 2015 New Success Story - Saanich's Fuel Efficient Municipal Fleet

Saanich’s Fleet Department achieves 14% reduction in GHG emissions through participating in the E3 Fleet Program and initiating a variety of fleet management strategies.

27 Sep, 2015 Recognizing Local Governments in BC for Their Leadership in Climate Action

Learn about the BC communities that were recognized for their climate action leadership at the 2015 UBCM convention and tradeshow. 

24 Sep, 2015 National Community Energy Plan Implementation Guides

Community Energy Planning: Getting to Implementation in Canada published two National reports in 2015 to provide core information on Community Energy Plans and on policies that support implementation energy plans to achieve energy objectives.

22 Sep, 2015 New Tool - Community Infrastructure Planning Decision Support Tool

Comparing the costs of infrastructure of different development scenarios over a 100 year period to inform long-term sustainable development and asset management decisions

21 Sep, 2015 New Success Story - Sparwood Leisure Centre Energy Upgrade

Sparwood’s leisure centre and arena retrofits help the municipality meet its CEEP energy goals. 

14 Sep, 2015 Whistler Recognized by Province for Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Province of British Columbia recognizes Whistler for achieving carbon neutrality in 2014!

09 Sep, 2015 Wood Stove Exchange Funding Available

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Provincial Wood Stove Exchange.

03 Sep, 2015 BC Regional District Reporting Webinar Recording

The BC Ministry of Environment has released BC Regional District Reporting Webinar Recording, hosted on August 27th, 2015.

01 Sep, 2015 How Road Diets Work

Watch How Road Diets Work - a short video tour of four different street redesigns by planner Jeff Speck.

27 Aug, 2015 Renewables Global Status Report delivers good news on emissions

The latest edition of the annual Renewables Global Status Report, launched at the Vienna Energy Forum, emphasizes the increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency as a key contributor to this occurrence, observed for the first time in four decades.