Thunder Bay Net-Zero Strategy

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The Net-Zero Strategy was approved by City Council on June 7, 2021. Thank you to everyone who shared their insight and ideas throughout this process. As we move forward, we will continue to work closely with partners throughout Thunder Bay. Subscribe to the EarthCare Newsletter to receive updates about the implementation of the Net-Zero Strategy.

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Background


In 2019, the City of Thunder Bay received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines - Municipal Energy Plan Program for the creation of a community energy and emissions plan (CEEP). EarthCare Thunder Bay initiated the planning process for the creation of a CEEP late 2019. The project is anticipated to be complete by July 2021 and will provide a slate of ambitious actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions throughout Thunder Bay.

Community Engagement During COVID-19

COVID-19 is transforming our world and affecting all of our daily lives. Planning for energy is one of the critical challenges we face. Help us continue this important work as we engage with stakeholders to develop the CEEP to identify and promote policies, practices, and an approach to energy that meets our needs and promotes sustainability into the future.

As of March 13, 2020 all in-person engagement was cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey summaries can be found under "What We Heard" and an overview of engagement can be found in Part 2 of the Net-Zero Strategy.

Graphic recording of the Net-Zero Strategy virtual launch event held on May 18, 2021. A high resolution version can be found in the Document Library.




The Net-Zero Strategy was approved by City Council on June 7, 2021. Thank you to everyone who shared their insight and ideas throughout this process. As we move forward, we will continue to work closely with partners throughout Thunder Bay. Subscribe to the EarthCare Newsletter to receive updates about the implementation of the Net-Zero Strategy.

Read the Plan:


Background


In 2019, the City of Thunder Bay received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines - Municipal Energy Plan Program for the creation of a community energy and emissions plan (CEEP). EarthCare Thunder Bay initiated the planning process for the creation of a CEEP late 2019. The project is anticipated to be complete by July 2021 and will provide a slate of ambitious actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions throughout Thunder Bay.

Community Engagement During COVID-19

COVID-19 is transforming our world and affecting all of our daily lives. Planning for energy is one of the critical challenges we face. Help us continue this important work as we engage with stakeholders to develop the CEEP to identify and promote policies, practices, and an approach to energy that meets our needs and promotes sustainability into the future.

As of March 13, 2020 all in-person engagement was cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey summaries can be found under "What We Heard" and an overview of engagement can be found in Part 2 of the Net-Zero Strategy.

Graphic recording of the Net-Zero Strategy virtual launch event held on May 18, 2021. A high resolution version can be found in the Document Library.



  • New online engagement tool is active!

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    If you have a question about the Community Energy and Emissions Plan, the Questions tool is open until the Plan is complete. Click on the "Questions" tab above. You are encouraged to read the Low Carbon Actions & Best Practices Reference booklet located in the Documents section.


    Ways to participate include:

    • Ask a question: Questions tool
  • Who will help create the CEEP?

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    The project will bring together: energy experts, City staff and officials, local businesses, institutions, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and the community.

    Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG), a workers’ co-operative focused on state-of-the-art community energy planning, climate action planning, and climate change adaptation projects, is the lead consultant on the development of the CEEP. SSG has engaged Arbora Management Services to assist in local engagement and workshop delivery for the CEEP process.

  • Why are we developing a Community Energy and Emissions Plan?

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    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.
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