North Cowichan Climate Action and Energy Plan - Award of Excellence

On Wednesday May 14, 2014, at the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, BC, the Municipality of North Cowichans Climate Action and Energy Plan (CAEP) won a silver award of excellence in Policy Planning Small Town and Rural Areas.

Mayor Jon Lefebure notes, We are very pleased that this plan is receiving such positive reviews.  Council will continue to work with our Climate Change Advisory Committee, staff and community members to implement the CAEP and reduce both our corporate and community GHG emissions and energy consumption.

The CAEP was adopted by Council on February 20, 2013.  On May 1, 2013, Council adopted the Climate Action and Energy Reserve Fund with a 1.5% increase in property tax.  The fund is intended to support projects that reduce the Municipalitys energy use or greenhouse gas emissions.

This is the second award that the CAEP has won. The first award was received from the Community Energy Association on September 18, 2013.