Community Energy Plan (CEP)

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The Town of Aurora is developing a Community Energy Plan (CEP) – a comprehensive long-term plan to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption locally, it’s critical that this plan represents the insights and ideas of our community members.

CEP Background:

The CEP will identify opportunities for green energy solutions and conservation measures meant to support local economic development and community objectives of energy conservation and waste and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

The plan will address such things as energy efficient buildings and neighborhoods, energy efficient transportation

The Town of Aurora is developing a Community Energy Plan (CEP) – a comprehensive long-term plan to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption locally, it’s critical that this plan represents the insights and ideas of our community members.

CEP Background:

The CEP will identify opportunities for green energy solutions and conservation measures meant to support local economic development and community objectives of energy conservation and waste and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

The plan will address such things as energy efficient buildings and neighborhoods, energy efficient transportation systems, efficient energy distribution, clean and renewable energy, and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to other areas that may be identified through the public consultation process.

  • Community Energy Plan endorsed by Council

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    03 Feb 2021
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    Last week, Council endorsed the new Community Energy Plan (CEP), which is a guiding document that provides strategic direction to move towards a sustainable energy future. It takes a long-term view to 2050 and aims to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and foster a culture of conservation. It considers the impact of future growth and options for local clean energy generation. Supporting economic development by better meeting local energy needs is a key element within the Plan. The Community Energy Plan provides a pathway towards the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 2018 levels by 2050.

    Check out the CEP now!

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  • Draft CEP is ready!

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    06 Jan 2021
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    Join us for next week’s Virtual General Committee Meeting where we will be presenting the DRAFT Community Energy Plan to Aurora Town Council.

    The presentation will provide an overview of the importance of community level energy use, how the CEP was developed, who was involved, results of the energy use baseline, energy and greenhouse gas reduction strategies for the whole community, and the implementation plan. The community greenhouse gas emission target will also be presented and the benefits to the community, if implemented.

    📣Members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on the CEP with staff and Council at this meeting. 📣

    Tuesday, January 12
    7:00 p.m.
    To view the livestream of this meeting, visit: youtube.com/townofaurora

    Provide your input on the Community Energy Plan by speaking at the meeting and/or by making written submissions to the Town Clerk. For more details, visit: aurora.ca/participation

    To view the draft CEP, please visit the 'Document Library' located on the righthand side of the consultation page.

  • Community Energy Plan Vision

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    02 Jun 2020

    The vision for Aurora’s Community Energy Plan (CEP): “Aurora is a leader in energy and emissions reduction, with a focus on improving quality of life in collaboration with residents, organizations and businesses."

    The following principles will be taken into account for the Community Energy Plan (CEP) development:

    • That the CEP promotes economically viable and environmental sustainable solutions.
    • That the process to develop the CEP allows for meaningful stakeholder and public engagement and input.
    • That the CEP supports sustainable energy policies and practices in the Town of Aurora's planning for community development, transportation transit services and economic development.

    The CEP will capture Aurora's energy use today and provide a strategic plan on how to move forward towards a sustainable energy system.

    It is anticipated that the CEP will bring financial, social and environmental benefits to the municipality, residents, businesses, developers, and major institutions.

    It is expected that the CEP will address such things as energy efficient buildings and neighborhoods, energy-efficient transportation systems, efficient energy distribution, clean and renewable energy, and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to other areas that may be identified through the public consultation process.