June 22, 2016
Draft 100% RE Plan
One year after Council’s historic motion, the Draft Plan lays out a pathway to achieving 100% renewable energy in Oxford County
One year after a unanimous decision by County Council to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, Oxford County is releasing its Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan to the community.
The Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan lays out a framework for how community, business, government, academic, national and international partners can work together to support Oxford in becoming a “100% RE” community. When fully developed, the plan will also include specific targets, milestones and actions.
Members of the community can read the Draft Plan and submit their questions, comments and feedback over the next 60 days at www.oxfordcounty.ca/speakup. The final version of the Plan is expected to be released in the fall of 2016.
Read the Plan: Oxford County Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan
What's it all about?
As a 100% RE community, Oxford County would meet 100% or more of its energy demands from renewable sources. This means other sources of energy may still be used but, overall, Oxford would produce more renewable energy than its total energy usage as a community.
Smart Energy Oxford was launched in 2015 to help advance the 100% RE goal in Oxford. The group brings together municipalities, businesses, utilities, energy advocates and local citizens committed to building a local renewable energy economy.
We want your feedback
We want to hear your thoughts on the Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan and Oxford's "100% RE by 2050" goal.
You can read the Draft Plan and submit their questions, comments and feedback over the next 60 days. The final version of the Plan is expected to be released in the fall of 2016. Submit your comment now
Read the news release: Oxford releases Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan for public review and comment, June 22, 2016
Read the County Council Report: CAO 2016-07: Leading Oxford County to a 100% Renewable Energy Future, June 22, 2016
See the presentation: County Council presentation, June 22, 2016
The announcement: Oxford County commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050, June 24, 2015
The Kassel report
In November 2015, Oxford County took part in the Kassel International Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy in Germany. Jay Heaman, Oxford County’s Manager of Strategic Initiatives and David Mayberry, the Warden of Oxford County, joined other international experts in Kassel to share ideas on renewable energy. The discussions of new technology and global co-operation helped facilitate the creation of Oxford County’s Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan, in particular through the use of the Kassel criteria that serve as a foundation for the report. Read the Kassel report
The video series: Telling our story
With the support of Fleming College Environmental Visual Communication students Kendra Marjerrison and Lisa Milavic, Oxford County is able to present video highlights from the Kassel Dialogue.
To see the full videos, visit Oxford County's YouTube Channel.
Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan
Oxford’s goal to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050 is a target of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan.
Get more at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social