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.
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
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
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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Committed to 100% renewable energy by 2050
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities
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