Community Energy Ideas Wanted for Kingston

Published on: 2016/03/04 - in Featured News

Public input for the Community Energy Plan is being sought by the City of Kingston – a plan that is tasked with creating jobs, building a green economy, and reducing greenhouse emissions.

Your ideas can be submitted online until March 21st by visiting the Kingston Community Energy Plane website and choosing “Submit New Idea” at the top right.

In a City release, Mayor Bryan Paterson said “If you’ve ever had an idea about how we can work together to create a green economy, now’s the time to share it. The ideas collected for the Community Energy Plan will help ensure a sustainable energy future for our community, so I encourage all Kingstonians to get involved.”

The Community Energy Plan is set to be completed this fall and will outline how citizens and the City can work together to use energy more effectively.

The City and a number of key stakeholders, which include Utilities Kingston, KEDCO, SWITCH and Queen’s University, are considering long-term energy generation, consumption, infrastructure, economic growth and land-use planning, along with energy use in all sectors of our community.

Related to energy consumption and conservation, Kingston will be hosting a climate action speaker series.

‘Building a Carbon Smart Community’ – presented by the City of Kingston and Sustainable Kingston (www.sustainablekingston.ca) – will take place on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Four Points Sheraton located at 285 King Street East.

Climate experts Mark Cameron, of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, and Karen Fairbridge , the former mayor of Guelph, will participate in a discussion moderated by energy law and policy specialist Lisa Asbreuk.

Get your free tickets to the event by searching for “climate action” at www.eventbrite.ca.

To attend this event, you can plan your bus trip with Google Transit Trip Planner.


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