The aim of the City of Charlottetown GHG Reduction Plan is to help the City to chart a path that supports the Province of PEI to help meet or exceed its goal of reducing GHGs by about 40% by 2030. Pathways to 100% clean, renewable energy for all purposes by 2050 will be considered, a goal recommended by the Legislative Assembly of PEI's Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Energy in 2016 after hearing from several witnesses; along with various pathways to 100% renewable energy and other options for deep decarbonization. The goals we set, and the trajectory it takes to get us there is up to you. What is your vision for the future of Charlottetown when it comes to energy? Here are some examples from other municipalities:
City of Vancouver: Renewable City - Our Future to 2050
The City of Vancouver has a goal of 100% renewable energy for electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation sectors before 2050. Vancouver staff are providing in-kind contributions to support the City of Charlottetown's Community Energy and GHG Reduction Plan.
Renewable Cities: 100% Global Clean, Renewable Energy
Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Jacobson is one of nearly 30 local, regional, national, and international in-kind contributors supporting the City of Charlottetown's efforts to develop a community energy plan that reduces GHG emissions. In 2018, Dr. Jacobson and his colleagues are expected to be developing roadmaps geared to help convert towns and cities such as Charlottetown to 100% wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) for all purposes.
100% Renewable Energy Scenario for Denmark
A Path to 100% Global Renewable Energy
Click here to see visualizations of an affordable 100% renewable energy system in operation worldwide. Telescope in on the Canada-East region and see how time-varying wind, solar, and hydro supplies could reliably match energy demand.