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 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 December 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.

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 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 December 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.

  • Consultant Hired to Begin Technical Research

    30 Mar 2021

    The City of Regina has awarded the contract for third-party consultant services to support development of the Energy & Sustainability Framework.

    Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG), a firm well known for completing similar frameworks for approximately 60 communities throughout Canada, has been hired. The scope of the firm’s work will include a community-wide energy use and emissions inventory, creating reduction targets and producing scenarios that model policy choices and actions for the next 30 years.

    SSG will use a six-phase process that has become widely accepted for energy and sustainability planning, and which includes public engagement at various points of the planning. The City of Regina is committed to ensuring that the Energy & Sustainability Framework also builds on work already being done in the community and is informed by a broad, diverse and inclusive range of stakeholders. The Community Advisory Group, which represents many of those stakeholder groups, will be finalized in the coming weeks.

    The Energy & Sustainability Framework and Action Plan will outline the steps needed to achieve a renewable Regina by 2050, including actions focused on land use and transportation planning, development and building permit guidelines, energy efficient building design, waste management, energy conservation, regulatory and financial tools, among other components.

    A total of six proposals were received from third-party consultants interested in helping develop the Framework. SSG is completing the work for just under $230,000 and is beginning immediately.

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