Energy & Sustainability Framework

City Council voted unanimously for Regina to join the growing number of municipalities around the world and commit to becoming a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050.

The City’s goal is to achieve net zero carbon emissions and sourcing net zero energy from renewable sources by 2050. The primary focus is on climate change mitigation through a three-pronged approach:

  1. Reduce energy consumption
  2. Improve energy usage/efficiency
  3. Switch to renewable or low carbon energy sources

The Energy & Sustainability Framework will outline the guiding principles, community and municipal-wide action plans, timelines and targets necessary to achieve this goal, focusing on the

City Council voted unanimously for Regina to join the growing number of municipalities around the world and commit to becoming a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050.

The City’s goal is to achieve net zero carbon emissions and sourcing net zero energy from renewable sources by 2050. The primary focus is on climate change mitigation through a three-pronged approach:

  1. Reduce energy consumption
  2. Improve energy usage/efficiency
  3. Switch to renewable or low carbon energy sources

The Energy & Sustainability Framework will outline the guiding principles, community and municipal-wide action plans, timelines and targets necessary to achieve this goal, focusing on the community’s economic, social and environmental health collectively. City Administration have committed to providing this Framework for City Council’s consideration by end of 2021.

Community engagement is a very important part of developing the Framework. The City is committed to being informed by impacted stakeholders and the community at large to develop policies and action plans, and to ensuring the Framework builds on work that is already being done throughout Regina. This will include initiatives and methodology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero and create greater reliance on renewable sources of energy.

A key component of the City’s public engagement is the creation of a Community Advisory Group. The Group will represent multiple sectors within Regina and give input on the guiding policy principles of the framework as well as feedback on analysis, alternatives and proposed actions. It will be made up of representatives from non-profit organizations, business, industry and community groups.

The City is also procuring third-party consultants to complete an energy use and emissions inventory, establish energy and emissions reduction targets, and produce scenarios that model policy choices and actions from now until 2050. There will be opportunity for public feedback on this work.

Regina in 2050

When you envision Regina as a renewable, net-zero community in 2050, what do you see? 

Share a comment that describes how you hope to experience our community in the future.

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Localized energy networks based on solar and ground source heating, rain capture on all households, grey water recycling home retrofits, very limited pesticide use (only for emergencies), no more city "sprawl" (higher density spaces and more common green spaces), solar charging stations for cars and electric bikes, a smart grid for managing energy consumption, common green spaces with year-round cycling commute facilities (shelters for bikes, fixing stations), rental bikes and cars throughout the city, and more common spaces for families.

dahmst about 1 month ago
Page last updated: 22 September 2021, 11:23