[Vancouver] The Honourable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources presented the Climate & Energy Action Awards recognizing the climate leadership of BC local governments at the annual Union of BC Municipalities Convention.
“Local governments across BC are taking action to reduce climate pollution, build our clean energy economy, and create new jobs and opportunities for communities,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “The innovative projects we are celebrating today are great examples of the leadership we need to achieve the goals of the Province’s CleanBC plan. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
The City of Richmond won in the Community Development category for “EV Ready” Charging Infrastructure Requirements Leadership.
The Village of Granisle won a 2019 Climate & Energy Action Award in the Corporate Operations category for its Biomass District Heating System.
To acknowledge the leadership shown by local government on climate resilience, a new Climate Adaptation award category was introduced this year. The City of Surrey is the category’s inaugural winner for its Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy.
Honourable Mentions were awarded to Fraser Valley Regional District for the dual submission of Love Our Air Education Program and Fraser Valley Food Recovery Project (Community Development Category), the City of Vernon for the Climate Action Revolving Fund for Electric Bicycle Fleet (Corporate Category), and the City of Campbell River for the Campbell River Rising Seas Project (Climate Adaptation).
The Community Energy Association organizes the Climate and Energy Action Awards annually in partnership with the Province of BC, Union of BC Municipalities, BC Hydro, FortisBC, and Real Estate Foundation of BC.
To view the entire press release, please download it here.
For summaries of all 17 CEA award applications, please view this document.