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As the City updates the Energy Transition Strategy, a number of policy briefs are being developed to inform the strategy.

This page will be updated as new policy briefs are published. 

Jurisdictional Review
An environmental scan with information that can be used in developing engagement activities, exploring funding alternatives and updating the Community Energy Transition Strategy

Jurisdictional Review: Appendix A
List of Climate Plan Actions

Edmonton's Consumption-based Inventory 2016
Discussion paper on consumption-based inventory of greenhouse gas emissions using the PAS 2070 standard for cities

Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals: Final Report
The September 2019 report on gaps, barriers and opportunities for sustainability in the planning and development process of the Community Energy Transition Strategy update

Green Energy Economy Report
This report evaluates Edmonton’s green energy economy opportunities and strengths

Autonomous Vehicles and Emissions in Edmonton
An assessment of the impact of autonomous vehicles on greenhouse gase emissions in Edmonton

The Geothermal Potential
An analysis of the potential of utilizing geothermal technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The Role of Offsets
An analysis of the City’s involvement in purchasing, generating, and using carbon credits to meet its community carbon budget

Information Brief: Carbon Budget and Accounting
This paper presents Edmonton’s carbon budget, explains how it was calculated, and outlines how aligning the Strategy with it and implementing a carbon accounting system can contribute to the city’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions 

Is There a Role for Nuclear?
This policy brief examines the current status of nuclear fission and fusion technology and evaluates what role these technologies might play in Edmonton's Energy Transition

Role of Alternative Fuels
A look at availability and costs and potential reductions and co-benefits to various alternative fuels

Green Electricity: Community-wide Procurement
An assessment of what would be involved in using Renewable Energy Certificates and/or carbon offsets

Technological Solutions for Negative Emissions
A look at "negative emissions" technologies to see if they are appropriate for the City to allow for the removal and sequestration of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is sufficient quantities to bring us to net zero emissions

Energy Transition Funding Options
Funding opportunities and mechanisms required to implement the Energy Transition Strategy

Mandatory Energy Labelling and Disclosure
A brief making the case for mandatory energy labelling and how municipalities fit in

A Just and Equitable Transition
An explanation of what is meant by "just and equitable transition" to a low-carbon future, key potential injustices of decarbonization for Edmonton and proposed principles and an initial set of recommended actions

Nature-based Carbon Sequestration
An examination of key questions and recommendations related to the City's land use, natural areas and forestry management and the related carbon sequestration associated with those practices.

Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Co-benefits
An exploration of currently defined mitigation actions and where these actions can potentially increase or decrease the adaptive capacity of the city, and an initial prioritization of the mitigation actions that help build overall climate resilience.

For More Information

City Environmental Strategies

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10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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