Two raised solar panels in front of the amp Kawartha Environment Centre in Peterborough, OntarioEnergy is a critical component of the quality of life we enjoy today. It also contributes to our local economy as Peterborough’s larger businesses are significant manufacturers of energy products. With increasing concerns over energy consumption, climate change and resource depletion, more and more people are taking a second look at how we produce and consume energy. The Greater Peterborough Area has begun a transition to a community that utilizes more environmentally and climate-friendly forms of energy production. However, conserving energy is just as important as changing the way we produce energy. Components of this theme will help to address the Greater Peterborough Area’s energy consumption, in an effort to minimize the amount of energy we use.

Our Goal:

We will minimize the amount of energy we use and maximize the production of local, dependable sources of renewable energy.

Strategic Directions:

  • Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels through conservation and the use of alternative energy sources.
  • Ensure efficient energy use in buildings.
  • Lead the way in the development and use of renewable energy technologies.

Priority Actions:

  • Develop community energy plans in each of the Greater Peterborough Area’s member communities, coordinated at a regional level.
  • Establish energy efficiency standards for all new developments which would consider LEED certification in all new construction and for renovation.

Further details on the Energy Theme Area can be found in this section of the Sustainable Peterborough Plan. Numerous initiatives are being actioned through the Energy working group.

Reports Associated with the Energy Theme Area

Energy Working Group’s Renewable Energy Workshop Presentation – June 2, 2015

Community Partners’ Sustainable Activities pertaining to Energy