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Telkwa's Biomass District Energy System

The Village of Telkwa turns the need for a new municipal office into an innovative community partnership on a biomass district energy system at Hankin Corner. Read the success story with the business case here.

Latest Climate Action Lists & Summary Report Now Available

The 2013 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Action Lists and Summary Report are now available for download. The CARIP lists are an inventory of climate actions taken by BC communities as reported in their CARIP annual reports. All actions reported are compiled in searchable Excel format. More on CARIP lists and the overview summary found here.

New CARIP Reporting Format

Two new online surveys replace the CARIP Public Reporting Template used in previous years. These surveys are intended to streamline and improve the reporting process in 2015. Links to the two online surveys have been sent directly to your government financial officer. Questions?  Please contact:

New Tool: Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure Adoption

Electricity generated in BC is 93% clean energy. This makes electric vehicles a good option for BC drivers who want to cut greenhouse gases and other harmful emissions by driving a cleaner and greener option. Read more here.

Toolkit Training & Education

Visit the Toolkit Training Database for educational videos, recordings of past webinars and links to climate action-related programs such as the PICS Climate Insights series and CEA’s online Community Energy Management Certificate program.

BC Joins Regional Leaders in Global Climate Pact

British Columbia has signed an international agreement that demonstrates the value of global climate action at the subnational level. Read more on the BC Newsroom.

LinkedIn Group Discussion Topics

Join the Toolkit LinkedIn group* for  knowledge-sharing with peers. Examples of recent discussion themes are:

  • Low-Carbon buildings – a roadmap 
  • Getting to Implementation – QUEST 2014 
  • Zero Waste – food waste data collection

*Please note: this is a closed moderated group for local governments and their stakeholders - more information can be found in the group rules section once membership is approved.

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