Effective Policy Tools in Supporting Community Energy Development

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30 March, 2016

People, Power, Planet Partnership 1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

This webinar, organized by the People, Power, Planet Partnership (P4), will draw from the experiences of Germany, Denmark, Ontario and Nova Scotia in answering the following questions: What policy tools have been successful (and not so successful) in proliferating CE development? What are the key elements of an effective CE policy? What jurisdiction-specific factors must be considered in the design of a CE policy?

As jurisdictions across Canada are increasing their commitment to addressing climate change, this webinar can start a very timely conversation on effective energy policies that encourage community engagement.

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1:00 - 1:05: Welcome message from P4 co-leads and webinar outline
1:05 - 1:10: CE Policy: How is it different than a RE policy and why does it matter?
1:10 - 1:20: Policy Best Practices from Germany and Denmark
1:20 - 1:30: The Canadian experience with CE: Ontario and Nova Scotia
1:30 - 1:45: Jurisdiction-specific factors to consider in designing a CE policy: The case of New Brunswick and Alberta
1:45 - 2:00 : Q&A


The "People, Power, Planet Partnership (P4): Best Practices and Knowledge Mobilization in Community Energy Development" was formed to assess, document and share the experiences and lessons of community energy developments across Canada and beyond, with the goal of increasing the level of awareness and rate of implementation of such projects nation-wide. Launched in May 2014, P4 is a two-year research and knowledge mobilization initiative generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The project's co-leads are Dr. J.J. McMurtry from York University and Dr. Judith Lipp, Executive Director of TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative.

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