DEC Welcomes the City of EdmontonDecember 21st, 2016
The City of Edmonton has been inspiring energy sustainability for decades.
"DEC is excited to have the City of Edmonton as its newest member. We will work closely with the Economic and Environmental Sustainability Branch to support strategies and initiatives that bring environmental benefits through decentralised energy systems.
" says Anouk Kendall, President of Decentralised Energy Canada. "Edmonton is one of Canada's leading municipalities in sustainability. DEC will help the city build momentum as it transitions to a carbon neutral future supported by clean and reliable energy systems and enabled by a secure and robust energy delivery infrastructure
The following information has been taken from www.edmonton.ca/energytransition
Edmonton’s success in developing effective environmental programs earned the City a Climate Leadership in Canada
award in December 2009. Edmonton was one of five cities in Canada that received the award at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit.
In 2015 the City of Edmonton passed Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy and has set some impressive goals related to Energy and Climate Change.
Edmonton's Community Energy Transition Strategy is a risk management strategy designed to make Edmonton an energy sustainable city. This includes actions that will:
- Reduce Edmonton's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to levels consistent with limiting the long-term rise in the average global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius;
- Increase energy efficiency and energy conservation in all sectors;
- Ensure Edmonton's energy delivery systems (for electricity and natural gas) are resilient to shocks and disturbances from climate change; and
- Position Edmonton to participate in what is possibly one of the greatest economic opportunities in history.
An energy sustainable city is one that meets these criteria.
“The City of Edmonton is pleased to join
Decentralised Energy Canada
and is excited to learn from the expertise of
DEC staff and members when developing our own
decentralised energy projects here in Edmonton.”
Mark Brostrom, Director of Environment and Energy, City of Edmonton
Examples of projects include:
- Under development - In 2008, Edmonton City Council began discussing redeveloping the airport lands into a new urban residential and commercial community. Blatchford will be home to up to 30,000 Edmontonians living, working and learning in a sustainable community that uses 100% renewable energy, is carbon neutral, significantly reduces its ecological footprint, and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices.
- The Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) is a unique collection of advanced waste processing and research facilities. Owned and operated by the City of Edmonton, the EWMC is an integral part of Edmonton's sustainable approach to waste management.