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Community Energy Plan

The City of Burlington established a Community Energy Plan (CEP) to analyze how we use energy and how we can improve efficiency, consider opportunities for local generation, including the use of renewable energy, and reduce our community’s overall carbon footprint. BurlingtonGreen is participating as a contributing stakeholder to help advance and promote this important plan.

You can learn all about the Community Energy Plan here.

YOUR input is very important to us
We want to hear from YOU regarding what you think about the City's Community Energy Plan. The brief survey takes only a few minutes to complete.
The survey input will be gathered and shared with the city and the Community Energy Planning team. Identities of survey participants will remain anonymous.

Click on the image to the right to complete the very brief survey.

Click here to check out BurlingtonGreen's presentation to the City of Burlington's Council members at the Committee meeting held on January 14th. You can read the City staff recommendations and the final Community Energy Plan that was unanimously approved by Committee on that date here.

As a CEP stakeholder advisory group, BurlingtonGreen will continue to support this important plan and will continue to recommend the following improvements to the plan:

  • The plan has not identified greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction as a priority. BurlingtonGreen believes greenhouse gas reduction should be a key component in the plan. By not addressing more fully the goal of reducing GHG emissions, the current direction of the CEP is not aligned with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program.

  • Other municipalities have established GHG reduction targets and Burlington should too. For example, did you know that the City of Toronto's progress report shows it has exceeded its GHG targets by more than 2.5 times!  (See "Nailed It! Toronto Exceeds Kyoto Target)

  • We believe the Community Energy Plan should offer Burlington residents energy-efficient solutions that quantify energy savings, GHG emission reduction and monetary savings so that end users can choose best options.

BurlingtonGreen's Youth Network created a video about phantom power, submitted it to the City's Energy Video Contest and won the Peoples’ Choice award!