Energy

“Our communities have evolved to exemplify energy conservation, take advantage of green technologies, maximize energy efficiencies, and provide opportunities for renewable energy infrastructure development.”

energy principle

Our actions reinforce the 3 Rs of community energy - reducing, re-using and replacing energy.

  • Establish a community settlement pattern and supporting infrastructure that aids in reducing our dependency on energy
  • Identify and set future targets to help achieve energy reduction
  • Encourage energy efficient building and neighbourhood designs
  • Encourage adaptive reuse of existing buildings

Encourage the development of renewable energy that makes use of natural advantages and respects shared community values.

  • Enable the development of renewable energy, such as tidal, wind, solar,
    geothermal and hydro
  • Manage renewable energy infrastructure so that it is located and at a scale that is compatible with people’s use of the rural and urban environments
  • Develop a regional renewable energy strategy to take advantage of advances
    in alternative energy technologies and initiatives

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