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Energy & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Why conserve energy?

Although we are increasingly producing energy from renewable sources like water, the sun and wind, more than 90% of the world's energy still comes from non-renewable fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Burning fossil fuels releases enormous quantities of greenhouse gases, causing global warming and climate change, which puts us and future generations at risk.

Whether your motivation for conserving energy is to save money, or reduce your impact on the environment, it just makes good sense.

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What is the City doing to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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Try the electricity calculator

Use this electricity calculator to find out how much energy you are consuming and what it costs. With this information you can decide where best to focus your conservation efforts.

Ontario Green Energy Act

View the Ontario Regulation 397/11 Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions report for 2011 for the Corporation of the City of Pickering.

View the Ontario Regulation 397/11 Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions report for 2012 for the Corporation of the City of Pickering.

The second phase of Ontario Regulation 397/11 required the production of a Corporate Energy Management Plan (CEMP) by July 1, 2014. To meet this target, the City developed a CEMP over a period of six months with the assistance of IndEco Strategic Consulting.  City Council supported the plan at the June 16, 2014 Council Meeting.  City staff will integrate the plan into various City functions over the next five years until the next CEMP is due in 2019.

View the Ontario Regulation 397/11 Corporate Energy Management Plan for 2014 to 2019 for the Corporation of the City of Pickering.