On June 24, 2015, Oxford County Council unanimously passed a motion to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, becoming the first municipality in Ontario to commit to such a target. Smart Energy Oxford is pursuing and promoting the partnerships and opportunities that will help meet this goal.
Smart Energy Oxford is a coalition of municipalities, sustainable energy businesses, local distribution companies, sustainable energy advocates and private citizens committed to cultivating a renewable energy industry in Oxford County.
100% renewable energy is an achievable target for municipalities. With the recent release of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan as a guiding strategy, the support of all nine municipal councils, and local energy utilities that recognize opportunities in sustainable energy, the time is right for Oxford to act on this goal.
Smart Energy Oxford acknowledges the support of Dr. José Etcheverry and York University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative and Renewable Cities.