Platform: Renewable Energy-City Hall
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Setting an Example
I have consulted with the project Manager of Viridian Energy Co-operative. He has produced a strong business case to install solar power at city hall. The supporting evidence is attached. The savings to Courtenay taxpayers is substantial over the long term. The Official Community Plan reaffirms our commitment to reduce climate change. Renewable energy provides an opportunity to save money and generate power for a variety of uses.
Renewable energy is the single most important transition of our times. My daughter is counting on adults to be brave and support the transition to a low carbon society. When 15,000 scientists send a global warning to society about the consequence of not eliminating fossil fuels, we must act at the local level. The long-term goal is to switch municipal vehicles from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Renewable energy jobs are growing in the valley, creating the economy of the future now. The renewable energy meets the Regional Growth Strategy Goals of infrastructure and climate change. The transition to renewable energy is congruent with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Canada has committed to fulfilling these goals.
Local is Global
The transition to renewable energy call to action meets the following The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
2.Good health and wellbeing
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions