Why are we developing a Community Energy and Emissions Plan?
In 2019, the City of Thunder Bay received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Province of Ontario’s Municipal Energy Plan Program for the creation of a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP). On January 13, 2020 Thunder Bay City Council declared a climate emergency emphasising the urgency of addressing climate change. The climate emergency reinforces the need for a CEEP to provide the community with the information and tools to make decisions that contribute to the decarbonisation of Thunder Bay.
A CEEP will help our community:
- Improve energy efficiency;
- Reduce energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
- Study the impact of future growth on energy needs;
- Foster renewable energy production;
- Support and guide economic development; and
- Meaningfully participate in climate action.