What We Heard Engagement Report Released - Planning for the City’s Renewable Energy Future
The City of Castlegar releases a What We Heard Engagement Report following public engagement on the West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Plan.
Earlier this year, the City brought together a community stakeholder working group and hosted a public workshop, facilitated by the West Kootenay EcoSociety.
The What We Heard Engagement Report summarizes the input received from these sessions and the feedback we heard will be used to develop the Draft West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Plan. The release of the draft plan, scheduled for this month, has been delayed as some communities were not able to engage with the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We received really great input for the community and we’re looking forward to continuing the discussions,” said Meeri Durand, the City’s Manager of Planning & Sustainability. “Once the draft plan is available, we’ll share it with the community and seek input in ways that are safe and appropriate given the circumstances.”
The draft plan will include topics like high performance buildings, transportation, waste management, electricity production, and education and training for workers in the field of renewable energy.
Find the What We Heard Engagement Report and learn more about the City’s commitment to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 at castlegarconnects.ca.
Other local governments participating in the 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Plan include: Village of Kaslo, Village of Warfield, Village of Silverton, Village of New Denver, City of Rossland, Village of Slocan, City of Nelson, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.
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