Wolfville, Nova Scotia – May 14, 2015. The Community Energy Association, QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow, and Sustainable Prosperity as partners in the Community Energy Planning – Getting to Implementation in Canada (GTI) Initiative, today kicked off a workshop series engaging community energy leaders from across Canada.
Community Energy Planning – Getting to Implementation in Canada (GTI) is a multi-year national initiative that is empowering communities to take a leading role on energy, including innovative energy projects such as renewable electricity, district energy, biomass, landfill gas capture, clean transportation, electric vehicles and others.
Engaging with local and provincial / territorial governments, elected officials, utilities, real estate developers, academic institutions, agencies and community organizations; the workshops will foster collaboration and facilitate the sharing of expertise as they inform the development of a national Community Energy Implementation Framework.
With the support of QUEST’s 8 provincial and regional Caucuses the cross-Canada workshops are taking place as follows:
• May 14 – Wolfville, NS
• May 20 – Whitehorse, YK
• June 4 – Montreal, QC
• June 18 – Edmonton, AB
• June 19 – Prince George, BC
• June 26 – Saskatoon, SK
Register for a workshop here. For more information about the workshops contact GTI Project Manager Sarah Marchionda at firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more about GTI : http://gettingtoimplementation.ca/
About Community Energy Association (CEA)
CEA supports local governments in developing and implementing community energy and emissions plans (also known as climate action plans, community energy plans, and local action plans). We also help local governments with carbon neutral action plans for their operations.
QUEST is a non-profit organization that conducts research, engagement and advocacy to advance Smart Energy Communities in Canada. QUEST has been the national voice for Smart Energy Communities in Canada since 2007. With the help of 8 provincial and regional Caucuses, QUEST brings together key stakeholders from government, utilities & energy providers, the real estate sector among others to transform Canada’s 5400 communities into Smart Energy Communities. Follow us: @QUESTCanada
About Sustainable Prosperity (SP)
SP is a national research and policy network, based at the University of Ottawa. SP focuses on market-based approaches to build a greener, more competitive economy. It brings together business, policy and academic leaders to help innovative ideas inform policy development. Follow us: @sustpro
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For additional information:
Community Energy Association
Director, Communications & National Affairs
Tel.: 613-627-2938 x706