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Webinar: Ask a PCP champion for tips on municipal energy initiatives

Presented by the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Session summary

While the cities of Nelson, Yellowknife, and Halifax and the Region of Waterloo have pursued their own unique plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they share the common vision of reaching a low-carbon future. All are Milestone 5 achievers in the PCP program, and all have valuable knowledge to support other communities in taking local climate action.

Be part of this webinar and take advantage of the chance to ask municipal climate leaders about ways to boost energy initiatives in your community. Come with questions, ideas or challenges that you'd like to discuss. Our panelists will share their stories and insights on the many subjects shown in the speakers list below.

Join our webinar to hear how:

  • The northern City of Yellowknife, NT, converted several of its corporate facilities to biomass heating systems and is actively promoting wood pellets as an energy source within the community
  • Halifax Regional Municipality, NS, used innovative financing to develop its $8.3-million Solar City Program, which provides solar hot water installations for homeowners
  • The City of Nelson, BC, is pursuing an aggressive target to cut corporate GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2015
  • The Region of Waterloo, ON, is undertaking a range of corporate and community-based initiatives to curb energy and fuel use within a rapidly growing region


  • David Roewade, Sustainability Planner, Region of Waterloo
    Ask me about:
    partnerships that engage commercial, industrial and residential sectors in emissions reductions, robust cost assessments of emission reduction initiatives, gaining buy-in from decision makers
  • Julian Boyle, Energy Manager, Halifax Regional Municipality
    Ask me about
    : Halifax Solar City, LIC-financing for energy retrofits, the role of municipal government in renewable energy
  • Fiona Galbraith, Corporate Energy Coordinator, City of Nelson
    Ask me about
    : implementing corporate climate action plans, building a business case, EcoSave home energy retrofit program, district energy 
  • Remi Gervais, Energy Coordinator, City of Yellowknife
    Ask me about:
    biomass heating systems, district energy, the importance of experimentation



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