Hudson’s Hope contracted the Pembina Institute and Demand Side Energy to initiate a community energy planning process. Community energy planning can cover a wide scope of activities, so the initial focus in Hudson’s Hope was on the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations. The objectives of this project are to:
- Communicate how Hudson’s Hope’s buildings and vehicles contribute to global warming and recommend strategies that will help reduce that contribution.
- Communicate the magnitude of energy costs associated with Hudson’s Hope’s buildings and vehicles, and recommend strategies that will help reduce those costs.
- Provide a platform for a broader set of energy planning and climate change initiatives targeted at the entire community.