Smart Energy Oxford

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.



News

Oxford County commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Motion sets County as the first municipality in Ontario to commit to a 100% renewable energy target. Read full news story here

What is “100% RE”?

Oxford County’s 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 goal is defined as our intent to achieve 100% or more of our energy demands from renewable sources by 2050. Renewable energy is energy that is naturally occurring and not depleted when used, such as biomass, biofuel, solar, wind and geothermal.

In Canada, Renewable Cities supports municipalities in making the transition to 100% renewable energy.

Globally, the Global 100% RE campaign is the first global initiative that advocates 100% renewable energy. It supports global alliances of renewable energy advocates to prove that being powered by 100% sustainable renewable energy is urgent and achievable.

Events

Special presentation: Craig Morris

Renowed author on renewable energy, Craig Morris will be speaking at the Woodstock Art Gallery on Friday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m. Morris is one of only a few native English speakers steeped in the history of Germany's energy sector. He will be speaking about "Energiewende" or "Energy Transition" - which is what Germany is calling its strategy for going 100% renewable energy. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended. Register now.

Past events

Doors open to Oxford’s green energy systems

The Green Energy Doors Open 2016 event is set for Saturday, September 10. A guided bus tour, the Oxford County Renewable Energy Gateway, will visit four local renewable energy technologies.
Read the news release | Download the tour map

2016 Future Oxford Expo

Thursday, January 28, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock

A showcase of Oxford's leadership in environmental action, steps to building a vibrant economy, and the pursuit of health and wellbeing for all citizens. For more info visit www.futureoxford.ca/expo

What you can do
Creating a community that is committed to renewable energy is a shared responsibility. To achieve its goals, Smart Energy Oxford needs the support of local residents and businesses. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved, or send a message to the Smart Energy Oxford Committee
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