A Natural Gas Research Agenda for BC: Bridging Gaps in Research and Action
Published on 14 January 2014
"The BC Government has made a commitment to developing the province’s considerable natural gas reserves. However, the economic, environmental, and social benefits and impacts are being studied by many, often independently rather than holistically."
Flood-proofing Vancouver: Policies for a Resilient City
Published on 17 December 2013
"The Province of BC suggests planning for a 1 metre sea level rise to 2100 and the City of Vancouver anticipates an increase in the frequency and intensity of rainfall. This guide sets the context for a discussion on increasing the City of Vancouver's flood construction levels by 1 metre. "
Sustainable Use of Biomass in a Low-Carbon Canada
Published on 6 December 2012
"This paper opens a discussion on the sustainability issues that would arise in a low-carbon energy scenario in which Canada’s annual demand for biomass feedstock for energy applications grew from about 35 million dry tonnes of biomass feedstock for energy to as much as 100 to 200 million tonnes."
Creating and Enabling a Municipal Environment for District Energy
Published on 31 October 2012
"District Energy (DE) is supported by land use and energy policies in the 2009 Calgary Municipal Development Plan as well as being identified as a means of assisting Calgary in reaching goals outlined in the 2011 Calgary Community GHG Reduction Plan."
Finding Innovative Financing for the Green Built Environment
Published on 29 October 2012
"As part of the City of Calgary GHG Emissions Reduction Plan, the City aims to build funding mechanisms for sustained actions. But what would these funding mechanisms look like?"