CEA facilitated 2 regional multi-stakeholder workshops - on Vancouver Island and in the Central/North BC region - to co-create solutions to achieve a shared vision of a regional e-mobility ecosystem. Participants also identified projects we can work on now to achieve that vision.
Regional EV Charging Network Strategy (SW Ontario)
Location: South West Ontario-County of Wellington, County of Perth, County of Dufferin, Bruce County, City of Guelph, City of St. Marys, City of Stratford, Huron County, Grey County and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Project Partners: County of Wellington, County of Perth, County of Dufferin, Bruce County, City of Guelph, City of St. Marys, City of Stratford, Huron County, Grey County and Nuclear Innovation Institute.
CEA researched how many medium duty vehicles (F250-F450 and equivalents) are registered across Canada, how many are used for what kinds of businesses, and where the opportunities are to reduce emissions in this sector.
BC First Nation and Remote Community Energy Network
Location: Northern BC
Project Partners: BC Hydro, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
CEA worked with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR) to host a workshop with key agencies that provide support and funding for Indigenous communities working on energy and climate action.
This multi-agency meeting included representatives from programs supporting action across the spectrum of clean energy – planning and implementation, training and capacity building, housing support, energy efficiency and generation.
In 2019, CEA collaborated with the District of Ucluelet to create their Climate Action Plan, which was adopted that same year. Titled "Clean Energy for the Safe Harbour", the plan set ambitious 2050 targets of 100% Renewable Energy and 80% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. It includes an inventory of community emissions, goals to achieve the targets, and strategies to achieve those goals and ultimately allowed them to be awarded FCM Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Milestone 4 and Milestone 2 for action community and corporate emissions, respectively.
The full document can be found here: https://ucluelet.ca/images/Clean_Energy_for_the_Safe_Harbour_March_29.pdf
This guide was compiled by CEA with the generous support of the Province of B.C. - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The foundation of much of the content in the Tools and Technologies section is from the original Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) Guide, Resources from Waste (2009), authored by Stephen Salter and the Province of B.C. In compiling this resource, CEA worked with an advisory committee who guided the direction of the project and we are grateful for their time and expertise while reviewing and providing suggestions.
The guide was transformed into an online resource to make it more accessible to local governments making infrastructure plans that recover energy and resources from waste. Using Closing the Loop, local governments can access a multitude of information including technology, case studies and funding support. “Closing the Loop” places IRR into a broader approach we are calling “regenerative infrastructure”. The approach, and its name, is inspired by the concept of regenerative design, which mimics nature’s processes. In nature, there is no waste, as all resources cycle through closed loop systems and serve a purpose.