Community Energy and Emissions Plan

The City of Thunder Bay has begun the planning process for the creation of a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP): a community-wide plan for getting Thunder Bay from the fossil-fuel dependent city it is today, to a low-carbon city of the future.

The CEEP will be shaped by a community engagement process, to be completed by January 2021. The completed CEEP will provide a slate of ambitious, long-term actions for the city corporation and the broader community.

Why are we developing a Community Energy and Emissions Plan?

The CEEP will help Thunder Bay understand its current and projected energy use in a business-as-usual and a low-carbon future. The goal is to explore energy opportunities as a community, and create a vision for a local energy future that supports jobs and local economic development while improving our quality of life and addressing climate change impacts.

The project will bring together: energy experts, City staff and officials, local business, institutions, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and the community. The completed CEEP will provide a slate of ambitious, long-term actions for the City and Community.

In 2019, the City of Thunder Bay received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities along with the Province of Ontario’s Municipal Energy Plan program for the Plan's creation.

Who will help create the Plan?

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

SSG is the lead consultant on the development of the CEEP, and is a workers co-operative focused on state of the art community energy planning, climate action planning and climate change adaptation projects. SSG has completed community energy plans and climate action plans for more than sixty municipalities over the past fifteen years, both very large and small, including Greater Sudbury, Guelph, Region of York, the City of Toronto, and many others across Canada.

SSG has engaged Arbora Management Services to assist in local engagement and workshop delivery for the CEEP process.

Have Your Say

  • Log in and complete the online survey to share your input. The survey will be available until Feb. 21.

Past Public Engagement

On Jan. 9, EarthCare Thunder Bay hosted a film screening of the award-winning, visually stunning, climate change documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Following the film, residents were invited to learn about the creation of Thunder Bay’s new Community Energy and Emissions Plan, and how to get involved.

Stay tuned for future public engagement opportunities.

The City of Thunder Bay has begun the planning process for the creation of a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP): a community-wide plan for getting Thunder Bay from the fossil-fuel dependent city it is today, to a low-carbon city of the future.

The CEEP will be shaped by a community engagement process, to be completed by January 2021. The completed CEEP will provide a slate of ambitious, long-term actions for the city corporation and the broader community.

Why are we developing a Community Energy and Emissions Plan?

The CEEP will help Thunder Bay understand its current and projected energy use in a business-as-usual and a low-carbon future. The goal is to explore energy opportunities as a community, and create a vision for a local energy future that supports jobs and local economic development while improving our quality of life and addressing climate change impacts.

The project will bring together: energy experts, City staff and officials, local business, institutions, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and the community. The completed CEEP will provide a slate of ambitious, long-term actions for the City and Community.

In 2019, the City of Thunder Bay received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities along with the Province of Ontario’s Municipal Energy Plan program for the Plan's creation.

Who will help create the Plan?

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

SSG is the lead consultant on the development of the CEEP, and is a workers co-operative focused on state of the art community energy planning, climate action planning and climate change adaptation projects. SSG has completed community energy plans and climate action plans for more than sixty municipalities over the past fifteen years, both very large and small, including Greater Sudbury, Guelph, Region of York, the City of Toronto, and many others across Canada.

SSG has engaged Arbora Management Services to assist in local engagement and workshop delivery for the CEEP process.

Have Your Say

  • Log in and complete the online survey to share your input. The survey will be available until Feb. 21.

Past Public Engagement

On Jan. 9, EarthCare Thunder Bay hosted a film screening of the award-winning, visually stunning, climate change documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Following the film, residents were invited to learn about the creation of Thunder Bay’s new Community Energy and Emissions Plan, and how to get involved.

Stay tuned for future public engagement opportunities.

  • We are building on the EarthCare 2014-2020 Sustainability Plan and the 2016 Climate Adaptation Strategy, to take stronger, bolder actions to mitigate climate change – and you can help! 

    Our Community Energy & Emissions Plan (CEEP) is bringing together staff, key stakeholders and the public to find ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Thunder Bay.

    This survey is designed to help understand the concerns of the community and respond to them accordingly. There will be more opportunities to take part, stay engaged! 

    We are building on the EarthCare 2014-2020 Sustainability Plan and the 2016 Climate Adaptation Strategy, to take stronger, bolder actions to mitigate climate change – and you can help! 

    Our Community Energy & Emissions Plan (CEEP) is bringing together staff, key stakeholders and the public to find ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Thunder Bay.

    This survey is designed to help understand the concerns of the community and respond to them accordingly. There will be more opportunities to take part, stay engaged! 

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