West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting a renewable energy conference for key stakeholders and for the public. Conference participants will determine how to move forward with the transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Thursday, September 7
An inspirational evening with the City of Vancouver’s Deputy Mayor and City Councillor, Andrea Reimer and Climate Policy Manager, Matt Horne. Learn about Vancouver’s bold commitment to 100% renewable energy and how we can get there too.
Friday, September 8
Key stakeholders from local governments, businesses, industry, First Nations and community groups the region will be invited to review the renewable energy mix to achieve fossil fuel phase-out by mid-century at the community-energy use level and determine the path forward for the region. Leaders from cities that have committed to 100% renewable energy will speak at the conference.
Saturday, September 9
Residents of the West Kootenays are invited to a day-long public forum on renewable energy. Local groups and businesses will be invited to exhibit, speakers for cities that have committed to 100% renewable energy will deliver presentations, and workshops will be put on that the public can attend. Keynote speaker, Jay Heaman heads up rural area, Oxford County, ON’s 100% renewable energy strategy. Oxford County is the 2nd community in Canada to commit to 100% renewable energy.