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Webinar: Financing local climate change and energy initiatives

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Session summary

Innovative financing tools have boosted local climate change and energy initiatives in many Canadian municipalities. Using alternatives to traditional mechanisms, these municipalities have found flexible ways to implement programs in a cost-effective and practical manner. In a recent webinar, PCP members heard about the City of Nelson's EcoSave energy retrofit program that encourages improvements to household energy efficiency. Other examples include the City of Yellowknife and the District of Saanich, and their approaches to establishing capital reserves and carbon funds as a dedicated revenue source for municipal energy initiatives.

Join this webinar to hear more and to ask our panel of experts for tips on financing your initiatives. Come with questions, ideas or challenges that you'd like to discuss. Our panelists will share their insights and expertise on the subjects shown below.


  • Yuill Herbert, Director, Sustainability Solutions Group
    Ask me about:
    Developing and financing actions or strategies to achieve community energy and emission plans (CEEPs); evaluating the economic and employment impacts of a CEEP.
  • Ryan Schmidt, Manager, Energy and Solid Waste, Township of Langley, BC
    Ask me about: Designing voluntary green building programs and using building permit rebates to provide incentives for builders.
  • Gabriella Kalapos, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership
    Ask me about: Designing and implementing local improvement charge (LIC) programs; success factors for effective home energy programs; how to achieve more through collaboration (with other local governments and partner organizations).



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