City of Regina approves Energy and Sustainability Framework

Regina city council has approved the Energy and Sustainability Framework.

The framework outlines a plan to make the City net-zero by 2050.

The Energy and Sustainability Framework outlines a dynamic living plan for Regina. It includes seven “Big Moves” and 31 related actions to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions, improving energy consumption, and switching to renewable or low-carbon energy sources.

The seven “Big Moves” are:

1) Building retrofits
2) Clean heating
3) Net-zero new construction
4) Renewable energy generation
5) Low-emissions vehicles
6) Increase active transportation and transit use
7) Clean and re-energize the industry

By 2030, the actions taken in the framework are expected to reduce Regina’s emissions by 52 per cent and cut energy use by 24 per cent, even with projected population growth.

With the framework, the City joins Saskatoon, Halifax, Vancouver, Guelph, and Charlottetown as Canadian cities that have declared that they will be 100 per cent renewable by 2050.

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